Bank Robber on the Run Caught Starring in a Horror Movie

Marla-Mae-Bankrobber

When you become an actor, most people want to be recognized in some way for their work…unless you’re a convicted felon, that is. Actor Jason Stange recently wrapped filming on low-budget horror movie, Marla Mae, in Olympia, Washington. Stange reportedly plays the part of Doctor Lourdes, described on the film’s website as a “deranged Planned Parenthood Physician.”

Producer Brandon Roberts was certainly pleased with Stange both on and off screen, saying that he “nailed” his audition and describing him as “a really great guy.”

There was just one problem.

In 2006, Stange pleaded guilty to an armed bank robbery, and was sentenced to 117 months in prison. He had been living in a halfway house until July 2014 when he left without permission, thereby violating the terms of his probation.

He had eluded the cops ever since, until he rather unwisely decided to audition for, and accept a part in, Marla Mae. Not only that, but Stange didn’t even try to remain incognito about it all. He used his real name for the film, was featured heavily in an article written about the movie in a local newspaper and was regularly photographed on set. Stange was recognized by the U.S Marshal Pacific Northwest Violent Offender Task Force, who then set about finding the film’s location. This eventually led to the police tracking Stange down and re-arresting him for his offenses at a restaurant near to where filming had been taking place.

The movie had wrapped filming before Stange’s arrest was made, and it’s reported that the film’s 2016 release will still go ahead as planned, with Stange’s character still included in the final cut. It’s just that Stange might not be able to watch his performance on the big screen for quite some time.

Via Mashable

Leave a Reply

http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Sterling-k-brown-this-is-us.jpg
Sterling K. Brown on Becoming an Actor: “You get bit, and you just keep chasing that”
"I was used to being 'that dude from that show, who got shot in that episode'" - Sterling K. Brown
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/richard-dreyfuss.jpg
Richard Dreyfuss on Winning an Oscar: “You’re riskier when you’re on the hunt”
"I had no doubt of my eventual success." - Richard Dreyfuss
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Shannon-Purser-Stranger-Things.jpg
‘Stranger Things’ Star Shannon Purser on Getting Cast as Barb
"I had never booked anything, gotten close calls, and then one day I got an email about this new show called Stranger Things, asking for a tape." - Shannon Purser
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/watch-sag-conversations-on-broad.jpg
Watch: SAG Conversations on Broadway with Andy Karl
Karl recalls his highs and lows on stages and reveals the charming side that has made him a huge star.
http://www.dailyactor.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/watch-sag-conversations-with-ale.jpg
Watch: SAG Conversations with Alexander Skarsgard of ‘Big Little Lies’
Skarsgard talks about his career and work on HBO's 'Big Little Lies'