'Chick Bank Robber' Sentenced to 10 to 20 Years in Prison After Bragging About Heist on Youtube (Video)

| by Sarah Fruchtnicht
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A young woman in Stromsburg, Neb., was sentenced to 10 to 20 years in prison Monday after she posted a video to YouTube and bragged about how she robbed a bank.

Hannah Sabata, 20, was charged with stealing a car in York and robbing the Waco branch of the Cornerstone Bank on Nov. 28.

After the robbery, she made a video in which she brags about stealing a car and robbing a bank. On the same day, she uploaded it to YouTube, giving it the title “Chick Bank Robber.”

The description of the seven-minute video says, “I just stole a car and robbed a bank. Now I'm rich, I can pay off my college financial aid and tomorrow I'm going for a shopping spree. Bite me. I love GREENDAY!”

She brags in the video that she broke into a car and stole a pipe, an ounce of weed, pre-rolled joints and what appears to be another drug in powder form. Then, she says, she stole a car.

“Then I robbed a bank!” reads the sign she holds up in the video, “with a gun, a pillow case and a note.”

Sabata then holds up a large wad of cash.

“How?” Sabata asks. “For one, the whole system is just a game ... But more specifically because the government stole my baby and they took him away before I could even take him home. And they charged me with neglect.”

She lost custody of her son in September 2011. A temporary custody affidavit obtained by The Columbus Telegram said Sabata has a life-threatening illness and had stopped taking medication during her pregnancy that would have prevented her from giving that illness to her baby.

The affidavit also said Sabata has been hospitalized in the past for mental illness and has been diagnosed with schizophrenia, borderline personality disorder, anxiety, depression and suicidal tendencies.

Sabata, also known as Hannah Smotherman, was arrested in December. She pleaded guilty in May to robbery after the dismissal of a theft charge. Sabata was sentenced in York County District Court Monday.

Sources: Journal StarColumbus Telegram