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    Boeing Engineer On Heroin Robbed 30 Banks In Just One Year

    Heroin addict, and former Boeing engineer Anthony Hathaway, robbed 30 banks from 2013 to 2014, spoke with Bloomberg about how a life of addiction that led to the crime.
    Hathaway was appointed technical designer by Boeing, after a decade of hard work. He was in charge of design for galleys on the 747-8 Intercontinental. He told Bloomberg that he was the only engineer at the Boeing Everett Factory in Everett, Washington, that didn't have a college degree.

    Several years of earning $100,000 per year and living large in the 2000s, he had a herniated disc after an incident during a company sporting event and was prescribed OxyContin by his doctor in 2005.
    "It was like a miracle drug," Hathaway told Bloomberg.
    And this is when his life spiraled down: Hathaway had two back surgeries to fix the disc, doctors prescribed him even more opioids, sometimes at higher doses. He said he instantly developed an addiction and became reclusive.
    Hathaway said: "I was peeling the coating off of the OxyContin, crushing them, and snorting them. I knew I was in trouble."
    When OxyContin in 2010 modified pills to make it uncrushable, Hathaway and his teenage son resorted to heroin instead.
    His salary couldn't support the expensive drug habit, and in summer 2011, his son robbed a bank and was arrested after a dye pack in cash exploded as he left.
    Shortly after, Hathaway became homeless, had to move in with his mother, and at that very moment, he decided to become a professional bank robber. "I started planning," he said.
    He added: " I knew that as long as I didn't leave any fingerprints or DNA or facial recognition that I should be able to pull this off without too many problems."
    Hathaway knocked over his first bank on February 5, 2013, at a Banner Bank in Everett, down the street from the Boeing factory; 27 more robberies followed over the year. He told Bloomberg that he never carried a weapon.
    By Spring of 2013, he robbed several more banks and was broadcasted on Washington's Most Wanted TV show. Police called him the Cyborg Bandit as detectives believed his face mask was made of metal.

    Hathaway switched up costumes for different banks, with one that looked like he had roughly cut t-shirts as a mask.
    He said there were several incidents where the police almost caught him - one with a teller who planted a GPS device into the money bag, which he quickly discovered, as well as one teller who became uncooperative during a heist.
    The most money he ever stole from a bank was a little over $6,000 from Whidbey Island Bank in Bothell. He averaged one robbery per week in 2013, but there was a 67-day quiet period from May to June when his winnings from a casino allowed him to take a break.
    Hathaway staged his last bank robbery on February 11, 2014, at KeyBank in Seattle. He shot up with heroin right before the robbery and passed out. Minutes later he awoke and robbed the bank, made off with $2,310. FBI and police immediately surrounded him as he walked outside - ending his 30-robbery streak.

    In a plea arrangement in January 2016, Hathaway was sentenced to 106 months in prison.


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    Repeal all anti-drug laws, stop criminalizing drug use and cut down on robberies.

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    8 and 7/8 yrs in prison . Must have a good lawyer .
    Do something Danke

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    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    8 and 7/8 yrs in prison . Must have a good lawyer .
    Far less time than if he'd got caught with dope.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    Far less time than if he'd got caught with dope.
    You'd think robbing banks would be more expensive.

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    Surprised he didn't get life in prison.
    "Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration is minding my own business."

    Calvin Coolidge

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    That's literally less than 4 months per bank he robbed. I might try my hand!
    A savage barbaric tribal society where thugs parade the streets and illegally assault and murder innocent civilians, yeah that is the alternative to having police. Oh wait, that is the police

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    - Edward R. Murrow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warrior_of_Freedom View Post
    That's literally less than 4 months per bank he robbed. I might try my hand!
    Babyboomers without retirement healthcare should look at bank robbery too....

    It's a federal crime, hence federal prison which equates to healthcare better even than illegal immigrants!

    Homeless? Rob a bank! Minimal time, 3 hots-n-a cot plus job training and reintegration programs unavailable to the working stiff....

    Don't use a weapon or explosive device and don't mention one for favorable sentencing....

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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    Babyboomers without retirement healthcare should look at bank robbery too....

    It's a federal crime, hence federal prison which equates to healthcare better even than illegal immigrants!

    Homeless? Rob a bank! Minimal time, 3 hots-n-a cot plus job training and reintegration programs unavailable to the working stiff....

    Don't use a weapon or explosive device and don't mention one for favorable sentencing....
    "Give me all your money or else something may or may not happen, probably not happen but just to be on the safe side give me your money, please. This is technically not a robbery but something may happen or not happen if you fail to comply with my demands which may or may not have consequences."
    A savage barbaric tribal society where thugs parade the streets and illegally assault and murder innocent civilians, yeah that is the alternative to having police. Oh wait, that is the police

    We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home.
    - Edward R. Murrow

    ...I think we have moral obligations to disobey unjust laws, because non-cooperation with evil is as much as a moral obligation as cooperation with good. - MLK Jr.

    How to trigger a liberal: "I didn't get vaccinated."

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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    Babyboomers without retirement healthcare should look at bank robbery too....

    It's a federal crime, hence federal prison which equates to healthcare better even than illegal immigrants!

    Homeless? Rob a bank! Minimal time, 3 hots-n-a cot plus job training and reintegration programs unavailable to the working stiff....

    Don't use a weapon or explosive device and don't mention one for favorable sentencing....
    Stick your hand in your pocket inferring that you have a weapon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Warrior_of_Freedom View Post
    "Give me all your money or else something may or may not happen, probably not happen but just to be on the safe side give me your money, please. This is technically not a robbery but something may happen or not happen if you fail to comply with my demands which may or may not have consequences."
    Quote Originally Posted by navy-vet View Post
    Stick your hand in your pocket inferring that you have a weapon?
    Bank tellers are instructed to fork over the loot, to try and insert a dye-pack and to hit the silent alarm.

    They're specifically instructed to not give any resistance.

    Something along the lines of "This is a robbery, place the cash in this bag you have 15 seconds." is enough to get action from the teller and minimal sentencing from the kourt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Globalist View Post
    Surprised he didn't get life in prison.
    Just don't go to a stripclub afterwards, I guess it is a popular spot to catch them after a robbery. The guy I knew got caught cuz he went to the stripclub following such; a week later another different bank robber got caught at the same strip club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    Far less time than if he'd got caught with dope.
    Or 2 or three DUI's or a lot of other things
    Do something Danke

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    Quote Originally Posted by specsaregood View Post
    Just don't go to a stripclub afterwards, I guess it is a popular spot to catch them after a robbery. The guy I knew got caught cuz he went to the stripclub following such; a week later another different bank robber got caught at the same strip club.
    But , why else would you do it ? Guess you should buy your own strip club .
    Do something Danke

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    Quote Originally Posted by oyarde View Post
    But , why else would you do it ? Guess you should buy your own strip club .
    But then people would wonder where you got the money to buy one.
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    Calvin Coolidge



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    Do something Danke

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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    Babyboomers without retirement healthcare should look at bank robbery too....

    It's a federal crime, hence federal prison which equates to healthcare better even than illegal immigrants!

    Homeless? Rob a bank! Minimal time, 3 hots-n-a cot plus job training and reintegration programs unavailable to the working stiff....

    Don't use a weapon or explosive device and don't mention one for favorable sentencing....
    I've been in the military. I have served shipboard. I understand institutionalized.

    I suppose that is one way to go.

    But, it's not the way I will choose.

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    Of course they never report it, but what do you think one get's by puling a bank job?

    I'm guessing maybe $2k-$5k? Depending on the number of tellers. Just surface money. No opening safes.



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