WATCH: Woman Brags about Bank Robbery on YouTube, Gets Arrested

Here's a tip: If you steal a car and then rob a bank at gunpoint, don’t post a video about it on YouTube.

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Here’s a tip: If you steal a car and then rob a bank at gunpoint, don’t brag about it on YouTube.

Unfortunately, this bit of seemingly obvious advice came too late for 19-year old Hannah Sabata, who was arrested on Nov. 28th.

Sabata, of Stromberg, Neb., faces charges in connection with the robbery of a Cornerstone Bank branch in Waco, Neb., on Nov. 27th, according to CBS news affiliate KOLN. What tipped off the police to the suspect? The text she sent to her ex and the YouTube video she posted, which featured her bragging about the crimes she’d committed and flashing a large wad of cash.

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“I’ve been sheriff for 19 years, and in law enforcement for 42 years, and I’ve never seen anything like this,” York County Sheriff Dale Radcliff told the New York Times. Radcliff said Sabata sent a text message to her ex-boyfriend, bragging that she “had a pile of money after robbing a bank and asking if he wanted to go get a new tattoo with her.” Instead, the ex called the police — who were already getting calls about the video, which was uploaded the day after the robbery. Sabata was arrested within hours.

The seven-minute video, which was uploaded by a YouTube user named Jellee Beanie and titled “Chick Bank robber,” shows a young woman holding handwritten signs (a la Bob Dylan) stating that she robbed a bank and stole a car. The woman holds a large bundle of cash in front of the camera and then pauses to smoke what the subtitles call “a full bowl of weed.” Sheriff Radcliff said a copy of the video will be used as evidence against Sabata.

Sabata is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on Dec. 26, KOLN reports.

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4 comments
tedbuck56
tedbuck56

I need to find out who I can talk to about a scam on facebook  the people have scammed me out of a

lot of money and it needs to be reported before they do this to anyone else. so if I can get help now

we can get them arrested before they do anyone else harm.  thank you


LarryStollberg
LarryStollberg

How blond can you possible be for doing that? Verrryyy blond!!

Quantumnerd
Quantumnerd

I hate to say this but that girl seems mentally challenged. And she is in denial about why her baby was taken away. Anyone can see she is unfit to raise a baby. lol. Now her life has purpose as she sits in prison, for grand theft auto and robbing a bank, so glad she found purpose.

scottg
scottg

then i made a video.

then i went to jail.