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Accused 'Bucky Badger' bandit is a law grad who told police he had $250,000 in student debt


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A 2004 law grad accused of trying to rob a credit union in Wisconsin while wearing a Bucky Badger hat revealed a purported motive in an interview with police.

The alleged robber, 49-year-old Randall Hubatch, said he needed money to help pay off $250,000 in student debt, the Wisconsin State Journal reports. The University of Wisconsin confirmed that Hubatch graduated from its law school in 2004, the story says. An online directory says Hubatch currently works as a custodian at the university.

Hubatch told Madison police he was carrying a toy Star Wars gun during the robbery, and he only asked for $500 because he figured the credit union wouldn’t care about losing such a small amount, the article says. He told officers that he is “slightly autistic” and can’t afford medication for his diabetes. He was charged on Friday with armed robbery.

Above the Law noted the story. “One of these days, there is going to be an awesome story of a recent law graduate attempting some kind of complicated heist, reminiscent of The Town, in order to pay off his crushing graduate school debts,” the blog wrote. “That is not this story.”

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