Oregon man, Christopher Franklin Weaver, may have set a new kind of criminal record when he allegedly robbed a bank 55 minutes after he was released from jail.
One of 32 men set free from Oregon’s Lane County Jail due to budget cuts, Weaver promptly walked into Pacific Continental Bank in Eugene and attempted to hold-up staff inside.
Apprehended by bank security, 33-year-old Weaver was returned to jail within the hour.
No one was injured during the alleged robbery.
“This is pretty fast, someone getting released at 11:00 and then they arrive back 55 minutes later,” Sgt. Carrie Carver of the Lane County Sheriff’s Office told ABC News.
“I can’t say it’s the shortest time, but it’s certainly the most notable because of the nature of the crime.”
Weaver had originally been imprisoned in Lane County Jail for parole violations related to sex abuse charges against him as well as the unlawful use of a vehicle.
However, he was returned to the the same jail pursuant to being charged with federal bank robbery charges.
It is not yet known whether Weaver has been assigned an attorney.
Magistrate Judge Tom Coffin ruled Weaver to be flight risk at his preliminary hearing in US District Court and said he will be locked up for “as long as the feds pay for that bed.”
Ironically, if Lane County Jail still cannot make their budget stretch to afford to hold Weaver in custody, he could find himself free to commit more crime.
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