The writing was on the wall after a self-proclaimed “Chick Bank Robber” posted a video to YouTube with the description “I just stole a car and robbed a bank.”
Hannah Sabata isn’t a name you’re familiar with, but clearly she thought you should be. Trouble is, she didn’t really think things through very clearly. You see, Hannah decided that it would be a good idea to rob a bank and steal a car… and then post a video bragging about what she’d done on YouTube.
You’re probably already facepalming and wondering how anyone could be so stupid, but it gets better (or worse, depending on your perspective). As if uploading a video confession to YouTube wasn’t bad enough, Sabata didn’t even think to change her clothes before sitting down in front of her webcam to record.
A wardrobe change might have been smart, because she’d already worn that outfit on another video earlier in the day: the one police examined from the bank’s closed-circuit cameras. With a suspect that fit the description fessing up on video that named the specific make and model of vehicle stolen (a shiny Pontiac Grand Am) and flashing a wad of cash (all $6,000 she’d stuffed into a pillow case), it didn’t take local police long to make an arrest.
People post all kinds of silly, ridiculous videos to YouTube — thousands of them every day. Not many can rival this particular example, however, when it comes to the sheer disregard of common sense it required to click the upload button. This goes way beyond cases like the guys and gals who get busted for street racing after posting a brag video.
But hey, if any other criminals want to follow Sabata’s lead, feel free. It’ll make things easier on the hard-working men and women of law enforcement.
[Source: York News Times]