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    What a wonderful world

    A man who said he robbed a downtown Shreveport bank because he was out of a job and hungry has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for first-degree robbery.

    Roy Brown, 54, of Audrey Lane, pleaded guilty in Caddo District Court to robbing the Capital One bank in December 2007.

    Brown admitted walking up to a teller with one of his hands under his jacket and telling her it was a "stickup." The teller handed the man three stacks of bills and he took a single $100 bill, told her he was homeless and left, police said.

    Brown surrendered to police the next day, telling them his mother didn't raise him that way.

    Police let him sober up and interviewed him two days later. Police said Brown told them he needed money to stay in a downtown detox center, had nowhere to stay and was hungry -- so he walked up the street and robbed the bank.
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    That's a bit...odd.

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    Very unfair considering the situation and the fact the man did turn himself in the next day. Sure, it was wrong of him to pull this stunt but to be sentenced to fifteen years in prison is just insane.

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    It's still considered robbery. The teller didn't know he wasn't carrying a gun. Guy made a dumb mistake.


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    Quote Originally Posted by 1337endo View Post
    It's still considered robbery. The teller didn't know he wasn't carrying a gun. Guy made a dumb mistake.
    Yes he broke the law, but do you really think it was necessary to sentence the guy to fifteen years in prison?

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    I'd say 4 years at most. 15 is indeed too much.

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    Nah, you're right on that bit, 15 years does seem a bit much for an un-armed robbery. And he turned himself in, as you said.


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    maybe he requested 15yrs... from homeless to warm building & food...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dal View Post
    I'd say 4 years at most. 15 is indeed too much.
    On a similar note,

    A former executive of insurance heavyweight American International Group was sentenced to four years in prison yesterday in a fraud case that authorities say cost shareholders more than US$500 million ($947 million).
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    To be honest I'd rather be in prison than be homeless.
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