At-Risk Survivors have misadventures that stop short of the ultimate
sacrifice. Nevertheless we salute the spirit of their colossal
blunders with an Honorable Mention. Better luck next time!
Rob Peter to Pay Paul
2001 At-Risk Survivor
Confirmed True by Darwin
(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.