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Brent: Bank Robbery That Went Awry

Brent Andrews: I interviewed a bank robber once. Student Government Association president at his college. Honor student. Never did anything seriously wrong before. He didn't know why he robbed the bank. He was just passing this country branch bank, and stopped in and robbed it. He didn't even need the money, especially. Dye bags exploded in the money bags a couple of miles from the scene and his bank robbing days were soon over. He wished he hadn't done it. I interviewed him by telephone, while he was in prison. They didn't keep him long. He didn't have a gun; he just pretended to have one - thus the shortish sentence. I've been searching that story for a takeaway lesson, ever since.

Question: Have you ever been robbed at gunpoint or knife point?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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