‘Bucket List Bandit’ faces prison in Youngstown

Associated Press


A man nicknamed the “Bucket List Bandit” by the FBI will be incarcerated at the North East Ohio Correctional Center in Youngstown until he stands trial on charges that he robbed a Pennsylvania bank.

Fifty-four-year-old Michael Eugene Brewster waived his right to a detention hearing on Thursday in federal court in Erie. He will now remain in prison until he stands trial for the Sept. 10 robbery of a Huntington National Bank in Erie. The FBI says Brewster is suspected of robbing nine other banks in eight states.

before the heist in northwestern Pennsylvania. He earned his nickname when he allegedly told a Utah bank teller that he had only four months to live.

Asked by a reporter Thursday if he was terminally ill, Brewster just shrugged and smiled as he was led handcuffed from the courtroom.

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