Director: Trey Borzillieri (The Zodiac Killer: Case Closed, Hunting Hitler), Barbara Schroeder (Talhotblond)
Screenwriter: Barbara Schroeder (Talhotblond)
Brian Wells has just perpetrated a bank robbery, but when a collar bomb detonates causing his instantaneous death, questions are raised. Is he complicit? Or an unwitting victim?
2003 Erie, Pennsylvania, Brian Wells a Pizza delivery man walks out of PNC Bank on Peach Street, having attempted to rob the bank of $250,000.
Having left the bank with not much more than $8,000, Wells is apprehended by the Police.
But this is no ordinary bank robbery. Brian Wells has a device attached to him, a collar bomb hidden under his t-shirt, and he is also in possession of a cane-like shot gun.
The clock was ticking as the bomb squad make their way to the scene, but time will run out as the bomb explodes and Mr Wells will perish in a very public execution.
Coincidently, a number of dubious deaths start to occur arousing suspicions, leading the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and local law enforcement to two key people, Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong and Bill Rothstein.
Are these two people the evil genius’ behind Pizza Bomber Heist? If so, why?
And what of Brian Wells? Was he complicit? Or was he an innocent man, who was naively coerced because of his love of scavenger hunts?
By talking to law enforcement, acquaintances and members of the community, the filmmakers will go on their own scavenger hunt to find out the truth behind this diabolical crime.
This is an explosive documentary.
I was so deeply saddened by the reminder of how depraved people can be.
“We believe what happened to Brian was monstrous,” says his sister and having watched Evil Genius: The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist, I couldn’t agree more.
Words: Claire Bueno
|Runtime: 45 minutes, 4 episodes||Year: 2018||Genre: Crime, Documentary||Streaming Service: Netflix UK, Netflix US|