Kansas City bank robbery sends man back to prison

1 year 9 months 4 weeks ago Thursday, December 15 2016 Dec 15, 2016 Thursday, December 15, 2016 7:22:00 AM CST December 15, 2016 in News
By: The Associated Press

KANSAS CITY (AP) — A man who robbed a Kansas City bank because he wanted to return to prison has been ordered to spend 15 years there.

63-year-old Sidney Williams was sentenced Wednesday for robbing a Bank Midwest branch in November 2015 while armed with a revolver and wearing a mask.

The Kansas City Star reports that a bank security guard chased down and tackled Williams after the robbery, with a passer-by stopping to help.

Williams told investigators he robbed the bank because he wanted to go back to prison. He said the gun wasn't loaded.

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