A Bank of America sign.

A US man says he was so moved by a documentary exploring the cause of the Great Recession that he decided to rob a bank. Then he drove straight to police and confessed.

The Oregonian reports that 50-year-old Raymond Carl Knudson pleaded guilty on Monday to sticking up a Bank of America branch in April.

He told investigators he felt compelled to rob the bank after watching “Inside Job.” Court documents say he then carried the $425 to the Gresham Police Department and turned himself in.

He's scheduled for sentencing September 10. - Sapa-AP