Robin Hood defenceMonday, August 13, 2007 at 3:08 | Posted in crime, odd | Leave a comment
The notorious Spanish bank robber Jaime Jimenez Arbe a.k.a The Loner, who was arrested in Portugal while heavily armed, is apparently trying to deliver some sort of a Robin Hood defence, according to Reuters:
Spain’s most wanted thief, “The Loner,” saw himself as a Robin Hood-style figure and said he robbed banks only because they stole from the public, his lawyer said Thursday.
Jimenez also says he is not a killer, he just had to shoot at law enforcing officers because he did not want to get caught. Well, who would?
The Loner only lived up to the Robin Hood legend half heartedly: he stole from the rich but he never gave the money to the poor. Instead, he deposited it in several bank accounts. I guess that would be partly in the spirit of Robin. If banks steal from the public, he did at least not mind being stolen the money he stole.