Raymond Carl Knudson was enthralled by a documentary that explored the causes of the 2008 global meltdown, and consequently decided to rob a bank.
However, the Portland resident decided to hand himself in within minutes of committing the crime.
The Oregonian reports that Knudson pleaded guilty on Monday (June 25) to the felony.
The 50-year-old carried out the robbery on a branch of Bank of America in April. According to court documents, he entered the bank and handed over a robbery note to a cashier. After gaining the $425 (£271) loot, he then went straight over to Gresham Police Department to confess.
Knudson, who revealed that watching Inside Job encouraged him to commit the crime, is scheduled for sentencing on September 10.
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