Is the entertainment industry so desperate for ideas that they need to mock the victims (murder and robbery) of the "Collar Bomb Incident" in Erie (PA) by using that real crime story as the basis for cheap laughs?
What is the producers' next project, a satirical look at the fashion of Dylan Kleibold and Eric Harris during the massacre at Columbine?
Though I won't offer an unfavorable recommendation on a movie that I have not see (see Wednesday's post), the premise does not appeal to me.
More specifically, I think the concept is classless.
For those who are not familiar with the Collar Bomb case, it involved one of the strangest bank robberies ever.
In August 2003, middle-aged pizza delivery man Bryan Wells walked into a Pennsylvania bank and handed a teller a note demanding $250,000. He then lifted his shirt to reveal a bomb.
Bank employees handed Wells less than $10,000 and he fled the scene only to be surrounded by PA State Troopers a short time later. Wells told troopers that he had been made to wear the explosive, but before bomb squad officers arrived, the device detonated killing Wells.
License Photo of Brian WellsSeveral years later, Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong and Kenneth Barnes were convicted of multiple felonies involving the bank robbery and the death of Wells. Prosecutors also argued that Wells was part of the criminal conspiracy.
Despite that argument, some are not convinced with the closure offered by authorities, and continue to hypothesize about the case.
Strange crime, but certainly not what I would consider to be suitable material for a comedy on the big screen.
Have a good weekend everyone.