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Oregon woman robs bank just so she could go back to jail

July 31, 2016  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Oregon woman robs bank just so she could go back to jail In this undated inmate mug released by the Oregon Department of Corrections shows inmate Linda Patricia Thompson in Salem, Ore. Federal authorities say Thompson, who was recently released from prison in Oregon, robbed a bank in Wyoming on Wednesday, July 27, 2016, only to throw the cash up in the air outside the building and sit down to wait for police. (Oregon Department of Corrections via AP)

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A former felon, who was on parole in Oregon, was so annoyed with her freedom that she decided to rob a bank and then proceeded to walk outside and fling the cash in the air in an attempt to land herself back behind bars.

After being released from prison last month, 59-year-old Linda Patricia Thompson warned her parole officer that she wasn’t going to do well in the real world, KTAR reported.

Thompson took a train to Cheyenne, Wyoming after her release earlier this month, but struggled to assimilate. She was attacked in a park and was unable to get a spot in a homeless shelter.

Soon after, Thompson reportedly handed a note to a teller in US Bank that said, “I have a gun. Give me all your money.”

The teller complied and handed her $16,300.

Thompson walked out of the bank and started giving out the cash to bystanders, and then threw the rest in the air, according to the FBI.

She told police, “I want to go back to prison.”

Her wish appears to be coming to fruition, as she now faces up to 20 years in the can.

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