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Bank Robber Says Heists Were on 'Bucket List'

Mar 31, 2010 – 7:19 PM
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David Knowles

David Knowles Writer

(March 31) -- Many people compile a list of things they want to do before they die. According to one Florida woman, checking off one of those items landed her in jail.

From her cell in the Volusia County Jail, 51-year-old Patricia Edwards told Orlando station WOFL Fox 35 of her decision to rob two Bank of America branches: one in DeLand on March 3, and the other in Sanford on March 23.

"It was something on my 'bucket list,' " she told the news station. "I think everyone should have a list of things they want to do before they expire."

According to police, Edwards handed the tellers of the respective banks a note that implied she was carrying a weapon, and demanded money. Edwards escaped with an undisclosed sum of money both times.

"I regret everything I did, and I accept full responsibility," Edwards, who said she suffers from leukemia and bipolar disorder, told WOFL. "And I'll accept and suffer the consequences, whatever they may be."

Three days after the second robbery, Edwards was arrested at the Chimney Corner Hotel in DeLand, WOFL reported.

The term "bucket list" was popularized in a 2007 movie of the same name staring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman.

Edwards said that aside from robbing a bank, there were no other items on her list.
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