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"I said it was the best day of my life. It wasn't really the best day of my life," Hannah Sabata said about the day she robbed a bank.

In a video on You Tube she admits she does drugs, stole a car, and robbed a bank. The video had over a million hits.

But there is more to Hannah's story. Channel 6's Malorie Maddox spoke with her today in her only interview.

"I was very proud of myself having the guts to do what I did," Sabata said. In the video that spread like wildfire, Hannah holds up cash. She admits she stole a car, even showing off the keys. And also holds up drugs.

"Reporter: Did you want attention from it? It's gone nationwide more than a million hits on you tube? Hannah: "I didn't know it was going to get popular."

It all began in November 2012 in Waco, Nebraska. Hannah walked into the bank that day carrying a backpack. She had a pillowcase and a note and she handed it to the teller.

"It said you're being robbed. No ink bags, no alarms, you have two minutes."

"Reporter: How long did it take from the time you walked in to the time you left? Hannah: 45 seconds...it was really fast."

She says she went back to her room and smoked marijuana. "Reporter: Were you on drugs the day you robbed the bank. Hannah: No I didn't do drugs until afterwards . Reporter: Were you on drugs when you made the video? Hannah: Yeah."

The video exploded on You Tube, and led police straight to her door. They had the video as evidence and a surveillance photo of Hannah robbing the bank. "I thought I'm going to jail for a long time," Sabata said.

Since that day, Hannah says she has been bombarded by letters in jail. "They're all guys. They're just saying how they think it's cool I robbed a bank," Sabata said.

But Hannah Sabata's road hasn't been easy. She says she was in 16 mental hospitals, starting at the age of nine. She has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and is currently on medication.

Reporter asks, "And you have HIV?" Hannah says, "Yes. I got it from a carnival worker."

Hannah got pregnant not too long after that. Her baby was taken away by the state.

"In my pregnancy I didn't take all my medications as prescribed...So they took him away from me."

Hannah says she went through a program to get her son back. Today, he is living with family.

Reporter asks, "Do you love your child?" Hannah says, "Yes. Yes I love him."

That is one reason Hannah pleaded guilty. She now faces 50 years in prison. "Reporter: Do you regret it? Hannah: I'm sorry for what I did I shouldn't have done it."

Hannah Sabata will be sentenced June 17th.

Hannah says she will fight to see her son when she gets out.


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