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Experimental Filmmaker Gets Year in Prison For Bank Heist

A shot from Gibbons' film 'Confessions of a Sociopath.'

A shot from Gibbons’ film ‘Confessions of a Sociopath.’

Experimental filmmaker Joseph Gibbons was the focus of multiple camera lenses this afternoon — not as part of one his projects, but because he had been convicted of robbery in the third degree. Today in Manhattan Supreme Court, he was sentenced to a year in prison, with the many months he’s been confined to jail counting towards time served.

Last December Gibbons was arrested following his robbery of a bank in Chinatown in which he gave the teller a note demanding money. What makes the case a shade more interesting than your standard stick-up is that, according to the New York Post, the theft of the $1,002 was filmed as part of a future project.

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