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Robber compelled to hold up bank after watching Oscar-winning film

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A US man says he was so moved by an Academy Award-winning documentary on the cause of the global financial crisis that he decided to rob a bank. Afterwards he drove straight to police and confessed, court documents show.

The Oregonian reports that 50-year-old Raymond Carl Knudson pleaded guilty on Monday to holding up a Bank of America branch in April.

He told investigators he felt compelled to rob the bank after watching Inside Job.

 

Court documents show he then carried the $US425 to the Gresham Police Department and turned himself in.

He's scheduled for sentencing on September 10.

Inside Job, directed by Charles H Ferguson, is about the late-2000s financial crisis .

Ferguson said it was about "the systemic corruption of the United States by the financial services industry and the consequences of that systemic corruption".

The film explores how changes in banking practices helped create the financial crisis and won the 2010 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature.

 

http://www.smh.com.a...0626-2104j.html

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Let's get this straight, the communities outside of Portland, aka the metropolitan area, are weird and full of white trash. This goes for Beaverton as well.

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Let's get this straight, the communities outside of Portland, aka the metropolitan area, are weird and full of white trash. This goes for Beaverton as well.

To be honest, it goes for almost all of Oregon. Fortunately, the town I live in is much nicer than most others within the state.

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Hey, at least he was honest right?

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Give a man a gun and he will rob a bank. Give a man a bank and he will rob the world.

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