The FBI calls him the greatest bank burglar in American history. I just call him Dad.
According to the FBI, my father, Amil Dinsio, has committed hundreds of bank burglaries throughout the United States, beginning in the 1960's. The most popular of those bank burglaries was in 1972 at the United California Bank in Laguna Niguel, California. The burglary has achieved quite a bit of notoriety and is the subject of several books and television documentaries. The feds say the burglary netted 30 million dollars. My father says they're "full of shit" and it was one of his worst scores ever.
For as long as I can remember, people have been telling me I should write about him and my experiences as his daughter. So many people find it fascinating, but it's so hard for me to understand that anyone would find this interesting; it's just life to me.
So, at forty-two years old, I'm finally writing about my seventy-four year old thieving, sociopathic, loving father. I know "loving" doesn't seem to fit in with "thieving" and "sociopathic", but that's one of the reasons I started this blog. I want people to know about the REAL Amil Dinsio. Yes, he is a sociopath and a bank burglar; and yes, he is a loving, gentle, compassionate human being. The two concepts can, and do, exist in the same man.
In this blog, I intend to tell both sides of the character of the man who gave me life. I intend to write about our home life, his crimes, and the unique experience of being the daughter of one of America's most notorious burglars.