[GTA 5] Questions about the prologue heist
Did Michael and the FIB preplan the heist to fail? Or was the heist legit with the FIB offering Michael the deal after he was wounded?
If it was the first one, why would they let Michael murder dozens of police officers,traumatize the civilians and cause massive property damage(blowing the safe, crashing the cars)?Couldn't they do it in a more efficient way like have Michael tell the crew to bunker inside while the FIB pump knockout gas inside?
If it is the second option, why would they offer Michael this deal?He's just after murdering dozens of innocent North Yankton police officers aswell as property damage and robbery. He should be getting the electric chair. Half of the robbery crew are dead, one captured and they know who Trevor is and can hunt him. What reason would they put Michael in protection instead of just arresting him?
Reading through the Wikia entry, it just looks like good old corruption.
At some point in 2004, Michael met FIB agent Dave Norton. Fearing for his family's safety, Michael made a clandestine agreement with Norton to cut ties with Trevor and Brad in exchange for the ability to disappear and start a new life. By paying Norton a monthly five-figure amount, Norton would relocate Michael and his family to Los Santos and provide them with new identities to start a new life. By accepting the deal with the FIB, Michael informed Norton of their upcoming robbery in Ludendorff, where Michael would pretend to be shot by Norton, while Norton would actually kill Trevor and arrest Brad. The plan would favor both Michael and Norton, whereas Michael will walk away with a clean slate, Norton would be given a career boost for taking down the supposed "Most Wanted Man in America".
The North Yankton police wasn't involved (and shouldn't have been?) and a lot of things went tits up.