PHILADELPHIA -- A Philadelphia man confessed to NBC 10 Friday about how he found money in his pockets and blood in his home. Now he thinks he is responsible for crimes he doesn't remember committing.
Man Confesses To NBC 10
Lynwood Lanier, 43, said he called NBC 10 to confess because he was scared for his family and himself. NBC 10 notified the FBI before interviewing Lanier and they said he had called them, as well.
Lanier cried uncontrollably as he talked about the horrible crimes he thinks he committed. He also cried as FBI agents lead him away in handcuffs.
"I don't know what's going on with me. I don't know if I committed these crimes or not," Lanier said.
But FBI agents told NBC 10 that they are positive they have the right man, because they have a surveillance camera picture of Lanier robbing Citizens Bank on Frankford Avenue on Feb. 19. They said they believe he robbed a total of six Philadelphia banks in the last four weeks.
"I don't know what I did. Some days I black out. ... One day I woke up and I had $2,000 dollars on my bed. So, I said, 'Where did I get all this money from?' And then I called my girlfriend and she said police were there looking at me for a bank robbery. I said, 'I didn't rob no banks. I been here asleep," Lanier remembered.
Lanier said he burned most of the money and threw the rest away. He said he hears voices that tell him to do bad things -- like hurt people. The father of three said he thinks he has committed more serious crimes.
"I had a dream and I killed these girls and I woke up and I looked at the news and I seen these people dying and stuff and I'm thinking I had something to do with it. I woke up one time with clothes in my bed and I didn't know who they were for, and (I found) blood on me one time. I don't know," Lanier said.
NBC 10 reporter Alicia Taylor asked Lanier if he recognized the faces of the women he saw in his dreams.
"All I know is that it's a black woman and two -- I don't know if they're light skin or white. I don't know," Lanier said.
Lanier was charged with two of the robberies Friday. The FBI and the Philadelphia Police Department are looking into unsolved murders in the city.
Lanier's sister-in-law told NBC 10 News that their family had no idea that he was involved in criminal acts. She said he has had psychological problems for a very long time.
Originally posted by Leveller
Strange that he should go to the media before the police, isn't it?
Originally posted by m0rbid
Reminds me of that book from Dean Koontz...
"The bad place" I think it was named...
Originally posted by Cutwolf