A wacky former MIT professor took cinema verite to a whole new level by robbing a Manhattan bank and recording the heist, authorities said.
Joseph Gibbons, 61, a filmmaker and “visual artist’’ who taught for a decade at one of the world’s most prestigious universities, has gone rogue, robbing banks as part of his latest “art’’ project.
Gibbons was charged on Friday with robbery after allegedly making off with $1,000 from a Capital One branch at Bowery and Grand Street in Chinatown.
I’m not sure what Gibbons taught at MIT, since his profile there has been deleted, but it certainly wasn’t rocket science.
Between this dope and Jonathan Gruber, the reputation of MIT is taking a hit. Before you know it, Faber College will be a more desirable college to go to.
Judge Abraham Clott set bail at $50,000 after Gibbons’ attorney said his client was mentally sound.
Obviously Judge Clott is a member of the bourgeois and doesn’t understand that work of a fine artiste! I think Gibbons attorney has a different definition of “mentally sound” than do most of us.
Either way, another case for the Sumdoap Chronicles.