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Christopher Franklin Weaver Robs Bank Immediately After Release From Jail: Cops

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Christopher Franklin Weaver, 33, allegedly robbed a bank less than an hour after this release from jail.
Christopher Franklin Weaver, 33, allegedly robbed a bank less than an hour after this release from jail.

Maybe he was homesick.

Christopher Franklin Weaver, 33, had been released from the Lane County Jail for only 55 minutes before being arrested for allegedly robbing a bank in Eugene, Oregon, ABC News reports.

Weaver had been booked into the jail on Wednesday, KVAL reports, 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 when the county was forced to free 32 inmates due to budget restraints.

Weaver walked out the door of the prison at about 11 a.m. on Thursday, headed to a bank a mile away, and immediately robbed it, police say.

He is now back in jail.

Budgetary restraints force the jail to release dozens of inmates each week to make room for offenders considered a greater risk to the public, according to the Associated Press.

"As we get smaller, the people we release get more dangerous," Jail Commander Greg Fox told the AP.

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