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Camcorders and stupid people

Hannah Sabata

Hannah Sabata

A Nebraska women posted a video on YouTube bragging about her recent bank robbery. Hannah Sabata, 19, celebrated her unlawful gain by flashing the money (all $6.256 of it), gloating about the car she also stole, and give away other details so the police barely had to do any leg work in the case at all. In her eight-minute video, Sabata doesn’t utter a word. Instead, she scribbles handwritten signs detailing her alleged armed robbery of the Cornerstone Bank in Waco, Neb., on Nov. 28, using “a gun, a pillow case, and a note.”

“I told my mom today was the best day of my life,” she writes in the video, while waving hundred-dollar bills in front of the camera. “She just thinks I met a new boy . . . I’m going for a shopping spree. Bite me.”

According to police, Sabata is wearing the same clothes she wore when she allegedly handed bank tellers a slip of paper that read: “You are being robbed! NO ALARMS OR LOCKS OR PHONES or INK BAGS! I have a loaded gun. You have 2 minutes.”

As it turns out, Sabata’s not the first person to upload incriminating video for all the world’s law enforcement to see. The Internet, like the real world, is full of stupid people. Here are some of them.

The two Domino’s Pizza employees that served food to customers after putting disgusting, and sickening, things in them were arrested after they posted their exploits to YouTube. Kristy Hammonds and Michael Setzer were fired after the franchise’s corporate office was alerted to the video. It shows an employee playing with food, sticking cheese up his nose before putting it on a sandwich, sneezing on a meal and worse. A corporate spokesman said Hammonds told him the videos were a prank and that the food was not actually served to customers. The video posted does not support that claim.

Hammonds has a criminal history that includes a conviction for sexual battery last June and convictions for possession of stolen property and breaking into a vending machine. Perfect employee!

These Walmart Workers thought it would be funny to record themselves smashing iPads. Why you’d do something stupid like that, let alone record it, and think it’s funny isn’t much of a testament to to their character. Wal-Mart doesn’t have security cameras in their warehouses?

Houaka Yang

Houaka Yang

Then there’s this genius. Chris Rochester, 25, of La Crosse, said his camera was stolen a few weeks ago from the car of his boss, Republican state Senate candidate Bill Feehan. Police eventually arrested the suspect and returned the camera to Rochester, who set it aside.

Then, when Gov. Scott Walker made a recent visit to La Crosse, Rochester used the camera to film the event. When he went back to retrieve the video, he found 20 other segments the suspect apparently recorded.

Most were uneventful, generally 15- to 20-second clips of television screens. But one video caught Rochester’s eye.

“This is my house, yes, and a stolen camera that I stole. But it’s OK, the cop won’t figure it out,” the suspect says in the 79-second video, as he pans around a home and points out the kitchen and bathroom. Later he adds, “Oh yeah, to introduce you, my name is Houaka Yang. So yeah, how do you do.”

Finally, he turns the camera to reveal his face and says with a smile, “And this is me. Hi.”

The 20-year-old man, Houaka Yang, has been charged with two counts of being party to misdemeanor theft and one misdemeanor count of carrying a concealed weapon. The charges carry a maximum penalty of two years and three months in jail and a $30,000 fine.

Not the brightest bulb in the house.

I’m not sure what to make of people who record themselves committing or bragging about a crime and posting it online. Must to be some form of narcissism to not think that will ever come back on you.

Brings back memories of the Vancouver riots when dozens of people committed crimes in front of hundreds of people who were recording them. Stupid is limitless.

2016-10-21T21:43:42+00:00December 14th, 2012|Categories: Random Posts|Tags: , |2 Comments


  1. Peter C. December 18, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    No limit is right. How could anyone be this dumb?

  2. Shari canning December 14, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Well said…..stupid IS limitless.

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