A Lawton, OK. man was sentenced to 10 years, 120 months in federal prison for robbing a local bank using a fake bomb and detonator. Back on March 23rd, 2020 John Scott Brooks (39) robbed the Southwest Oklahoma Federal Credit Union located at 6714 West Gore Blvd. He pulled into the drive-thru of the bank and placed a fake bomb in the service tray or teller drawer along with a note that demanded money. He then showed the teller a detonator that had a timer that was counting down. The teller gave him the money and he drove off. Not too sure how much money was stolen, but he didn't get far before authorities caught up to him.
Despite attempting to cover his tracks by altering the appearance of his vehicle and himself along with trying to erase cell phone data and coming up with an elaborate cover story, law enforcement identified and arrested him quickly. LPD (Lawton Police Department) and the Oklahoma City field office of the FBI (Federal Bureau Investigation) worked together to bring him in and did an amazing job of capturing this criminal. He's certainly a candidate for the world's dumbest criminal. Honestly, it's the first time I've ever heard of someone trying to use a fake bomb to rob a bank, and in the drive-thru no less. This guy is a special type of stupid!
Needless to say, there was a ton of evidence and eyewitnesses that could identify him and his vehicle which made it rather easy to capture and eventually convict him of bank robbery. It only took the jury 2 hours to deliberate and find him guilty. The judge ended up sentencing him to 10 years in federal prison and 5 years supervised release/probation once he gets out of prison. I guess he also had a criminal history so this wasn't his first offense or scrape with the law. This career criminal has had his career cut short...
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Take a virtual tour inside of the most expensive house for sale in Lawton, Fort Sill. It's a massive, mini-mansion and epic estate that's listed for $599,900.00
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. You may have seen this house it's located at 204 N.W. Mockingbird Road.
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When it comes to ghost tales and hauntings Lawton, Fort Sill has more than a few scary stories to tell. The most active hauntings and paranormal/supernatural occurrences that have been reported seem to be centered around downtown Lawton. If you've lived here a while I'm sure you've heard a few of these terrifying tales yourself. If not check out the photo gallery below of the dreadful downtown hauntings of Lawton, OK.
Funny, Crazy & Unusual Street Names Found in Oklahoma
One thing's for sure, Oklahoma has a ton of funny, unusual, and downright crazy street names. Across the Sooner State in every town, city, and rural community you'll find hilarious streets and roads with some of the most bizarre names you can think of. When they were named, more than likely years ago, I'm sure no one thought they would be considered crazy or funny at the time. Well, times have changed! Now some of these street names had to be deliberately named by someone with a great sense of humor. At least in my opinion anyway. Scroll through the photo gallery to check out some of Oklahoma's funniest and craziest street names. If you know of a funny or crazy street or road name in Oklahoma take a quick photo of the sign and submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll include it in the photo gallery below.
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Check out the Silo at Lake Tenkiller
. It has to be one of the most unusual and beautiful Airbnb rentals in Oklahoma. It's a 3 bedroom, 1.5 bath home located at Lake Tenkiller and yes it's a silo. It can comfortably sleep up to 6 people and comes with all the best creature comforts including a fire pit out back where you can kick back, relax and take in the view. Not only is this one of the most unusual rentals available on Airbnb in Oklahoma it's also one of the highest-rated. It currently boasts a solid 5 out of 5 stars and everyone who has stayed there have been very complimentary about how wonderful it is. This place looks amazing!