It was the best day of my life’: Student, 19, arrested after boasting about bank robbery in YouTube video: “I just stole a car and robbed a bank. Now I’m rich, I can pay off my college financial aid and tomorrow i’m going for a shopping spree. Bite me. I love GREENDAY”!
Hannah Sabata from Nebraska posted the video claiming to have stolen more than $6,000 at gun-point and was quickly arrested after claiming to have stolen a Pontiac and more than $6,000 at gun-point. In the bizarre YouTube video Hannah Sabata, 19, is seen fanning herself with a wad of cash that she said was stolen using a ‘gun, a pillow case and a note’. In a series of subtitles and hand-written notes, Sabata, of Stromsburg, Nebraska, also claims to have stolen a Pontiac Grand Am during an alleged crime spree that she described as ‘the best day of my life’. She is also reportedly dressed in similar clothes to that worn by the female bank robber in surveillance footage.
The video, entitled Chick Bank Robbery, has been viewed more than 700,000 times since it was posted on last Wednesday. Set to a backing track of Greenday songs, Sabata poses with a large amount of money and holds up signs saying she is the ‘victim of the government’. Sabata said she planned to pay off student loans and go on a ‘shopping spree’. She shows the camera some car keys and said her new car is ‘shiny’ but ‘of course I already took the license plates off’. Towards the end of the seven minute video, she writes that her baby was taken away but that she can ‘still find a purpose.’
Sabata was later arrested in connection with the robbery of a Cornerstone Bank branch in nearby Waco and the theft of a car in York. York County Sheriff Dale Radcliff was quoted on the website as saying ‘all but $30 of the stolen money’ has been recovered.