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Rob a bank and go play golf

Posted in Stupid Criminals November 4th, 2009 @ 10:11 am

A Twin Cities Pioneer Press article, reported a St. Paul, Minnesota bank robber who robbed a bank and then decided to head to the driving range to hit golf balls. Frazier Eugene Turner, age 50, admitted he robbed a teller at the TCF Bank in a Cub Foods back in July. He robbed the bank with a golf shoe cleat tool hidden in a newspaper making it look as though he had a gun.

Turner told police that he lost his job in February and was having money troubles. In fact, his money troubles included a $3,500 gambling debt. He got away with only $600 from the bank. He took $30 from the robbery to fill up his van with gas and hid the remaining money in a zippered pocket of his golf bag.

Turner is no stranger to the law. He has two prior convictions in state court. In 1996, he was sentenced to a year and 25 days in the Hennepin County workhouse after being found guilty of fifth-degree assault in Hennepin County. Three years before that, he was sentenced to 21 months in prison for second-degree criminal sexual conduct. This time Turner could face up to 20 years in prison.

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