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Elderly Man Robs Bank So He Can Spend Life In Prison

Posted by wlpo on February 13, 2013

CHICAGO (AP) – Prosecutors say a 73-year-old ex-convict told investigators he became accustomed to life in prison and wanted to get caught when he robbed another bank so he could live his final years behind bars.

Walter Unbehaun allegedly walked into a suburban Chicago bank with a pistol and used the novel stickup line that he had just months to live. He wore no disguise during Saturday’s heist that netted him $4,178.

When investigators tracked him to a motel Sunday, he immediately threw down his cane and surrendered, saying he knew they were there because he’d robbed a bank.

Unbehaun recently finished serving 10 years for bank robbery. He faces up to 20 more on the new charge.

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