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Tuesday, June 15, 2004

At least he didn't go AWOL

Via Yahoo news come this story: Soldier Who Robbed Bank Receives Help

Seven hours from his Army post and thousands of miles from the Iraq war he left behind, Master Sgt. Kenneth Schweitzer confessed to walking into an Iowa bank, firing shots into the ceiling and walking out with a bag of cash.

He drove straight to a police station and turned himself in, saying he didn't need the money, he just wanted to live in an 8-by-8 foot cell, authorities said.

The case has baffled police and acquaintances of Schweitzer, a 38-year-old father and decorated soldier who fought in Afghanistan and Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division. He told police his war experience was not related to the robbery, but some say there must be a connection...

This reminds me of a story I read about a young Italian man who just got out of jail for holding up a tobacco shop on the day of his wedding.

He explained that while he was at the church he panicked and didn't know how get out of it, with the families being there and all. So he robs a store instead.

I guess all is fair in love and war...