Netflix just released the trailer for the Duplass brothers’ next true-crime docuseries, “Evil Genius,” about the 2003 “pizza bomber heist,” and it looks even crazier than “Wild Wild Country.”
Back in August of 2003, a pizza delivery man robbed a bank in Erie, Pennsylvania with a bomb locked around his neck. Police caught the guy only 15 minutes later, but as they arrested him, the delivery guy began frantically warning them that the bomb was going to explode.
Cops called in a bomb squad, but before it could arrive, the homemade collar bomb went off, killing the pizza guy while he sat cuffed on the street.
The story just got weirder from there. Cops searched the dead man’s car and discovered a letter addressed to the “Bomb Hostage” which mapped out a complicated “Saw”-like scavenger hunt that the man would have to do to retrieve three keys that would eventually unlock the collar from his neck. Robbing the bank was just step one
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