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Police: Man Robs Bank 55 Minutes After Getting Released From Jail

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Mug shot of Christopher Weaver.  (credit: Lake County Jail)

Mug shot of Christopher Weaver. (credit: Lake County Jail)

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EUGENE, Ore. (CBS Seattle) – An Oregon man who was released from jail last week was arrested less than an hour later after police say he robbed a bank.

KVAL-TV reports that Christopher Franklin Weaver, 33, was arrested and wound up back in Lake County Jail on attempted robbery of a bank less than a mile from the county jail.

Weaver was released from jail at 11 a.m. last Thursday and then allegedly robbed a Pacific Continental Bank at 11:55 a.m.

“This isn’t necessarily a worst-case scenario, but it’s a very bad case,” Lane County Sheriff’s Sgt. Carrie Carver told The Register-Guard.

Bank tellers reportedly handed $490 over to Weaver.

KVAL reports Weaver was originally booked for parole violation stemming from a sex abuse charge and failing to appear on charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.

He was released along with 31 others because the jail budget was cut.

Due to these budget restraints, the jail was forced to keep only the offenders that are considered a greater risk to the public.

“As we get smaller, the people we release get more dangerous,” jail commander Greg Fox told The Register-Guard.

Weaver faces up to 10 years if convicted on the bank robbery charge.

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