Woman boasts of stealing car, robbing bank in YouTube video
Within hours of a Waco bank robbery, Hannah Sabata posted a YouTube video in which she fans herself with $100 bills and brags about stealing a car and holding up a bank.
The sepia-toned video -- which she named “Chick Bank Robber” -- had been viewed more than 92,000 times by 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and made national headlines.
York and Polk county sheriff’s offices arrested the 19-year-old woman without incident at her home in Stromsburg the day after the Nov. 28 Cornerstone Bank robbery.
Set to a soundtrack of "Warning" and "Minority" by punk rockers Green Day, Sabata uses notes written on an art pad and subtitles to communicate. She boasted of smoking weed; stealing a shiny, silver Pontiac Grand Am; then using a gun, a pillowcase and a note to rob a bank of $6,256.
“I told my mom today was the best day of my life,” Sabata said while holding a large stack of bills. “She just thinks I met a new boy.”
In the video description, Sabata said she planned to pay off her college loans and go on a shopping spree. But police arrested her before she could spend the money and recovered all but $30, York County Sheriff Dale Radcliff said.
Radcliff said the video didn't lead to Sabata's arrest. After the robbery, the sheriff's office distributed pictures of the robber and received multiple phone calls identifying Sabata, including one from her former mother-in-law, according to a warrant for Sabata’s arrest.