Minnesota man, arrested 44 times in 18 counties, sentenced for car/pet wash robbery

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: October 10, 2013 - 9:07 AM

DULUTH, Minn. — A 37-year-old Minnesota man who has been arrested 44 times in 18 counties has been sentenced to nearly six years in prison for robbing a car and pet wash.

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vikvikingOct. 10, 13 9:44 AM

Is it just me or does 6 years not seem like enough time.

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harrisstevenOct. 10, 13 9:45 AM

Just six years?

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klassnerdocOct. 10, 1310:48 AM

He threatened someone with a screwdriver and punched him during a robbery. If it was a first-time or even second or third time offender, he'd be looking at jail time and probation, or at worst a couple years in prison. The six years is a reflection of his record and it's a sufficient sentence. You don't sentence someone based on past offenses, you sentence based on the current one. That's the way the law works. It sounds like this guy is more of a nuisance than a hardened criminal. It's absurd of the StarTribune to point out that his first criminal offense was drinking alcohol when he was 20 years old. Wow -- heinous crime there. Should have locked him up and tossed away the key. It's amazing that people think six years is nothing. Go do the time yourself -- you wouldn't last six days.

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eibud22423Oct. 10, 1311:01 AM

6 years? The jokes on us.

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rocantrOct. 10, 1311:44 AM

What happened to three strikes and you're out?

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cwelljoeOct. 10, 1311:44 AM

Arrested 44 times in 18 counties - Pretty much sounds like a career criminal to me. If you had been a victim or a family member of one of his crimes maybe you would understand the relief people feel when a menace to society like this guy gets locked up.

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joeshafferOct. 10, 1311:45 AM

Normal people have not been arrested once, let alone 44 times. I don't care if you think 6 years is a long time; as soon as this idiot gets out he will be at it again. People make choices, I choose not to rob people, he does, I feel bad for his next victim in 6 years time.

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batman50Oct. 10, 1311:46 AM

"That's the way the law works" Well, it obviously doesn't work or he wouldn't be wizzing away our tax dollars in court again. Should be the death penalty after 20, 30, 40 offenses I don't care what they are for. He's obviously not 'coachable'.

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tigerlily123Oct. 10, 1311:59 AM

Three Strikes was found to be fiscally unsustainable. The very people demanding it refused to fund the prison system sufficiently to support it.

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staredOct. 10, 1312:02 PM

What's wrong with the judges involved in these cases.They should be relieved of duty.

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