The Dancing Bandit - Criminal nickname of Laurie Bey (Marlee
Matlin), a self-proclaimed modern day Robin Hood with a hearing disability seen
on the drama PICKET FENCES/CBS/1992-95.
Outraged at the government's pork
barrel spending, Laurie went on a four-year crime spree robbing banks and
redistributing the funds to people who really needed them-in one case, victims
of a flood disaster.
Bold in her endeavors, she ended each of her capers with a little dance
performance in an attempt to humanize her deed and create a positive folklore in
case she was arrested.
On the March 3, 1995 episode, Laurie was captured and put on trial. She so
endeared the jury that they delivered a verdict of "not" guilty at which the judge
outraged at their "putrid" decision-based on sentiment rather than fact-gave
Laurie Bey 3000 hours of community service. She was later elected Mayor of Rome,
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