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A “Bucket List Bandit?”

A man in custody in Pennsylvania is known as the "Bucket List Bandit," after he reportedly told a bank teller he was terminally ill.

A guy who’s facing prosecution in Pennsylvania is known as the “Bucket List Bandit,” apparently because he told a teller in a bank he was robbing that he was terminally and had only a few months to live.

Turns out it wasn’t his first holdup. Authorities say he’s suspected of robbing nine other banks.

What I want to know is, why lie about something as serious as a terminal illness?

And if you knew your time was short,  would you spend the remainder of your life putting together a career in crime?

I’ll let the Associated Press tell you the rest:

By JOE MANDAK
Associated Press
ERIE, Pa. (AP) – A man nicknamed the “Bucket List Bandit” by the FBI will remain incarcerated until he stands trial on charges that he robbed a Pennsylvania bank.

Fifty-four-year-old Michael Eugene Brewster waived his right to a detention hearing on Thursday in federal court in Erie.

Brewster will now remain in prison until he stands trial for the Sept. 10 robbery of a Huntingdon National Bank in Erie.

The FBI says Brewster is suspected of robbing nine other banks in eight states before the heist in northwestern Pennsylvania. He earned his nickname when he allegedly told a Utah bank teller that he had only four months to live.

Asked by a reporter Thursday if he was terminally ill, Brewster just shrugged and smiled as he was led handcuffed from the courtroom.

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