Tue May 7, 2013, 12:59 PM
azurnoir (45,850 posts)
Man admits to using toy guns to rob banks of more than $100,000
A 50-year-old former Minneapolis nurse has admitted to being the "Man in Black" who robbed 31 banks in 2011 using a toy gun.
Mark Wetsch abandoned his claims of innocence and pleaded guilty to five counts of bank robbery in federal court in St. Paul, Minn., the St. Paul Pioneer Press reported Tuesday.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Deidre Aanstad read through the list of 31 robberies attributed to a man wearing a black ski mast and dark clothing
Wetsch was indicted on 13 counts of armed bank robbery in February 2012. His total haul was $114,650.
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Man admits to using toy guns to rob banks of more than $100,000 (Original post)
Response to AnotherMcIntosh (Reply #1)
Tue May 7, 2013, 01:21 PM
LanternWaste (27,034 posts)
2. As should non-sequitur responses pretending to be clever. Another problem solved...
As should non-sequitur responses pretending to be clever. Another problem solved...
Response to LanternWaste (Reply #2)
Tue May 7, 2013, 01:35 PM
AnotherMcIntosh (11,064 posts)
4. I am registered. I have been a registered Democrat for decades.
If FDR owned a firearm, if Truman owned a firearm, if JFK owned a firearm, if LBJ owed a firearm, if Biden owns and recommends owning a shotgun, and if Feinstein owns a handgun, why isn't it legitimate for other law-abiding Democrats to own firearms for self-defense in the home or for other purposes?
Incidentally, we already have registration and background checks in Illinois. And we have had such registration and background checks since 1968. Yet, with all the economic inequality and economic injustice in Chicago, such registration and background checks doesn't seem to have prevented unnecessary gun violence.
But, if I understand your response correctly, you would favor expanding this on a nationwide level to somehow solve the gun problem instead of addressing economic disparity and injustice.
Registration and background checks - which we already have in Illinois - would not have prevented the Sandy Hook shootings or any of the other publicized shootings.
Response to onehandle (Reply #5)
Tue May 7, 2013, 02:04 PM
AnotherMcIntosh (11,064 posts)
6. Unless I'm mistaken, the post to which I responded was intended as an insult and intended to be
read as meaning that certain persons responding to the OP should be registered: "As should non-sequitur responses (read responders) pretending to be clever."
Touchy? Yes, perhaps. In my experience, some persons have disregarded the fact that millions of Democrats own firearms. They have called such Democrats that post on this board "gun nuts." Some have indicated that they represent the true liberal and/or progressive position of the Democratic Party while disregarding the 2012 Democratic Platform.
What is the purpose of the "As should non-sequitur responses (read responders) pretending to be clever" except to indicate that I and others like me are not registered Democrats? What is the purpose except to indicate that I and other persons like me do not represent the views of anyone within the Democratic Party?
Response to azurnoir (Original post)
Tue May 7, 2013, 02:47 PM
sybylla (7,622 posts)
7. Goes to the stupidity of bank robbers.
Use a plastic gun to rob a bank and it's treated as though the gun were real as far as the federal courts are concerned. As a matter of fact, you don't have to even show the gun. Stick a finger in your pocket and call it a gun and you're still charged as though you possessed a real gun.
And, yes, bank robbery is always federal crime, investigated by the FBI and prosecuted by the Feds.