A desperate man driven to crime, an experimental filmmaker gathering material — or both? This week, acclaimed avante garde artist and former MIT lecturer Joe Gibbons pled guilty to robbing a New York bank, a heist he captured on film with the apparent intention of using the footage in an upcoming project.
Is there a bank robbery that isn't at least a bit bizarre? Consider the "Geezer Bandit," who's held up at least 16 banks and is either an elderly man, or doing a convincing job imitating one. That's kind of weird, right? But it's small potatoes in the realm of bank-robbing. Here are six of history's most mind-boggling…
At 11:30 AM yesterday, Darth Vader robbed a Chase bank in Setauket, NY. Brandishing a pistol and camouflage pants, Vader tussled with an incredulous customer and left with an unknown amount of cash. Hey, Death Stars don't grow on trees.