Saturday, January 10, 2015

Former MIT proffesor arrested for two bank robberies

NEW YORK — A former MIT professor reportedly working on an art project now faces felony robbery charges after he filmed himself robbing two banks.
According to the New York Post, Joseph Gibbons, 61, was charged in New York Friday with robbery after allegedly making off with $1,000 from  a Manhattan bank.
Gibbons had also reportedly made off with $3,000 in cash from a bank in Rhode Island.
According to the New York Post, Gibbons entered the Manhattan bank on New Year’s Eve with a camcorder and handed the teller a note demanding a donation for his church.
“He was doing research for a film,” Gibbons’s cell-mate, Kaylan Sherrard, told the Post. “It’s not a crime; it’s artwork… He’s an intellectual.”
Gibbons has reportedly released work in the past which have shown old footage of him shooting heroin and shoplifting books.
The New York post reports Gibbons lives in the Boston area and “has held teaching gigs and artistic fellowships with several esteemed organizations.”
Bail is set at $50,000.

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