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Pennsylvania Woman Admits Robbing Bank Dressed As Clown

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EASTON, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman admits she donned a clown suit and robbed a bank last summer but her motive remains a mystery.

Carolyn Williams apologized Wednesday as she pleaded guilty to felony robbery in Northampton County court.

Williams made off with about $7,000 after wearing the garish outfit, red nose and rainbow wig into a Bethlehem Township bank last August and saying she had a bomb. Williams had claimed she was forced to rob the bank by a kidnapper who had her children.

Williams offered no explanation but said she hoped the judge would understand her actions when further details are released during an August sentencing hearing.

Defense attorney Dwight Danser emphasized in court that Williams was concerned for the safety of her two children at the time of the heist.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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