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Hassan Farah robbed a bank so he could go to prison or get deported

Not a fan of the song, "Take the Money and Run."

Not a fan of the song, "Take the Money and Run."

Hassan Farah is trying to save money on meals or a plane ticket. So he robbed a bank. Not to get the money, but to get caught and sent to prison or deported back to Somalia.

Farah walked in to a downtown Wells Fargo bank on Friday and handed the teller a note that said he wanted $33,000. The note also threatened to "blow the bank right away."

With $1,805, the teller came up a bit short. But it was enough for Farah, who took the money and sat down in a chair to wait for the cops.

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They showed up soon enough and arrested Farah, who must have been one of the most grateful bank robbers they've ever seen.

On Monday Farah was charged with second-degree aggravated robbery, and he's being held in Hennepin County Jail on a $50,000.

Fifty grand seems like high bail on someone who's definitely not a flight risk. Not only does Farah want to be prosecuted, he wants to be convicted.

Now he just needs to find a bad lawyer, who can make sure he'll get the maximum prison sentence. Or maybe he wants a bad immigration lawyer, one that will get Farah on the first plane back to Mogadishu.

Psst, Hassan -- next time, take the money. It's probably almost enough pay for a round-trip to Somalia, or whatever it is about the prison experience you wanted.