(16 July 2001, Union City, Tennessee) A woman ordered to pay off $1100 in
bad checks left the courthouse, drove to her hometown, and pulled a gun on
employees at the First State Bank. She fled into a cornfield with $7000,
eluded the hastily-organized search party, and made her way back to Union
City to pay her debt.
But given the small size of her hometown, with a population of 344, it was
inevitable that one of the tellers would recognize her. Police were waiting
at her home to arrest her and confiscate the remainder of the money.
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