Minneapolis: Somali robs bank in hopes of going to jail or being deported

This is a very strange story and a reminder that all refugees are not overjoyed to be here. I’ve advocated previously that the US State Department should have an option for refugees to go home if they want to.

From the Minneapolis Star Tribune  (Hat tip Cliff):

A 20-year-old man told police he was hoping for prison or deportation after he threatened to blow up a downtown Minneapolis bank and then waited to be arrested, according to a criminal complaint.

Hassan M. Farah, of Minneapolis, was charged Monday in Hennepin County District Court with second-degree aggravated robbery in the holdup Friday of the Wells Fargo branch at 8th Street and Park Avenue. He remains jailed in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Farah gave a teller a note that demanded $33,000 and a threat to “blow the bank right away,” according to the complaint. After being given $1,805, Farah sat in a chair in the lobby, the complaint said.

Farah told police he robbed the bank and was hoping to be imprisoned or deported to Somalia, the charges read. He was unarmed.

Update on that refugee-murders-refugee trial from Portland, ME

You can read all about it here in the Portland Press Herald.¬† (See earlier post here).¬† I’m wondering if Catholic Charities (the primary resettlement agency in Maine) might help pick up the tab from the taxpayers for the cost of the trial?

Our reader who sent this just now says there is one bright spot in the story—-the refugees are killing each other and not us!