Pizza Robber - 2003
Here’s a bizarre self-inflicted crime that actually left the perpetrator dead. Brian Douglas Wells was a podunk pizza delivery guy who walked into a bank in Erie, Pennsylvania, with a bomb around his neck. He claimed that three black men had abducted him, fitted him with the bomb and told him they’d detonate it if he didn’t rob the bank and perform several other tasks. The bomb squad was called, but the device exploded before they got there, killing Wells. So, what about the three black men? They never existed. They were part of a plan by Wells and some cohorts to serve as a cover story for the robberies, which were to make money to pay for a mob hit that never materialized.