On November 27, 1996, William Scott Scurlock (1955-1996), dubbed "Hollywood" by the police and the "Hollywood Bandit" by the press because of his penchant for theatrical disguises, attempts to rob Seafirst Bank in Lake City of $1.08 million. They then had to run on foot encountering vicious dogs and running across a golf course where they left confused golfers and witnesses. On Thursday, February 27, 1997, Meyers and Biggens pleaded guilty in federal court before U.S. Magistrate Philip K. Sweigert to one count of conspiracy, one count of armed bank robbery, two counts of assault on a federal officer, and one count of use of a firearm in commission of a felony. Rain was pouring down, whipped by strong winds, just 19 minutes before closing time at Seafirst Bank in Seattle’s Lake City. They then called the police. According to Steve Meyers, Scurlock had told him that he always had dreams, even as a child, of robbing banks, in a Robin Hood type of fashion kind of like re-appropriating money. Scott Scurlock (March 5, 1955 – November 28, 1996) born William Scott Scurlock in Fairfax County, Virginia was the son of a minister. The gunshot that Sgt. [10], 48 Hours, "End of a Dream," first aired 10/19/2008, 48 Hours, End of a Dream, first aired 10/19/2008, Steve Meyers, on 48 Hours, End of a Dream, first aired 10/19/2008, Free Online Encyclopedia of Washington State History: William Scott Scurlock, the "Hollywood Bandit,", CBS NEWS: A Modern-Day Robin Hood: Part 2, SEATTLE TIMES: Scurlock: Known For Looks, Charm And His Big Tips -- 4-Year String Of Robberies Shocks Friends, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Scott_Scurlock&oldid=971176717, Suicides by firearm in Washington (state), Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 4 August 2020, at 16:24. Her house, located at 7518 20th Avenue NE, was approximately two blocks from where Meyers and Biggins had been captured. He understood the difference between right and wrong, but didn’t care. A serial bank robber who led police on a high-speed chase across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex has been sentenced to 14 years in federal prison, announced U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Erin Nealy Cox. As a result, when Scurlock asked Biggins to rob banks with him, Biggins felt obligated. A suspect in two bank robberies earlier this week was arrested Friday morning, officials said. Translation on Find a Grave is an ongoing project. Scott Scurlock, born William Scott Scurlock and nicknamed the Hollywood Bandit or simply Hollywood, was a bank robber in the state of Washington during the 1990s. He jumped out with a 12-gauge shotgun and pointed it at the task force officers, but he was unable to fire the weapon. Please enter your email address and we will send you an email with a reset password code. During a gun battle, Scurlock manages to escape on foot, leaving his wounded accomplices behind to be captured. To add a flower, click the “Leave a Flower” button. The robbery was successful, no one got hurt, and the trio returned to Olympia with $19,971. They carefully charted the details of the robberies and poured over scores of surveillance photographs, establishing his modus operandi. But after learning that the police had convinced every bank in Seattle to put electronic tracers in with any stolen money, they scaled back the plans and decided to rob just one bank. "He was on federal probation for bank robbery, with a warrant for escape from the U.S. His projected release is July 1, 2015. For the next bank heist, Scurlock enlisted the help of both Steve Meyers, who would continue as the outside lookout, and Mark Biggins, who would assist inside the bank with crowd control. It was here, in 1978, that he enrolled at Evergreen State College where he dreamed of becoming a doctor. This violent method is known as a “takeover” or “take-charge” robbery and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Seattle Police Department initially nicknamed him the “Take Charge Robber.”, Over the next three months, Scurlock and his accomplices robbed four more banks in Seattle, then stopped. Monta had heard was actually Scurlock shooting himself. He targeted Seafirst Bank branches in Lake City, Green Lake, and the University district. At 2:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 1996, Robert and Ronald Walker were visiting their 85-year-old mother, Wilma C. Walker, for dinner. Also an additional 2 volunteers within fifty miles.

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