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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH STATE-WIDE CRIMINAL
After a year of trying to catch the robber who has been burglarizing various banks throughout the state, the police received a tip that led them to the apartment of a twenty-five year old man ready to make a confession. We have an exclusive interview with the robber who wants to remain anonymous.
Interviewer: What lead to robbing banks?
Robber: I wanted the money. At first, I needed it to pay my rent. I stole $4,000. The left over money made me realize how the money made me feel and the power it gave me.
Interviewer: Did that make you want more?
Robber: Yes. Once I got a taste I didn't want to stop. The money made me feel powerful because I no longer had to ask friends and family to borrow money. For the first time in a while, I was in control of my own finances.
Interviewer: Did you feel guilty for what you did?
Robber: At first, only a little. I thought it was what had to be done to pay the rent. My girlfriend convinced me that the rent had to be payed and that it was acceptable to get the money in any way possible. After the second time I robbed a bank, I felt more guilty. I knew it wasn't necessary to get more money, but I wanted it. I didn't have a job and robbing the banks provided me with quick money. I told myself I could live with the guilt because I was getting a lot of money.
Interviewer: Were you able to live with the guilt?
Robber: No. I was very anxious and paranoid all the time. Every time I heard a siren, I thought it could be the police coming for me. All I could think about was being caught.
Interviewer: Have you always been lawless?
Robber: I have always been a very moral person, in my opinion, but when I realized how much money was available from robbing banks, I disregarded my morals. The opportunity for power polluted by integrity. I have also always been someone who strives for the best and the most. My ambition made it easy for me to be willing to ignore my beliefs.
Interviewer: So do you blame your personality for your crimes?
Robber: A little bit, yes. I also can't help but blame my girlfriend for convincing me to rob the bank in the first place. Without that first introduction to the money, I never would've robbed all the banks I did.
Interviewer: Were your crimes worth it?
Robber: No, I'm going to spend more time in jail than I did with the money. Not to mention that the time I spent with the money were filled with paranoia. I regret allowing my ambition and my girlfriend to cause me to disregard my morals.