Lobster thief gets four years in prison

This is a wierd case for many reasons.  Anthony Jones has previously admitted he took frozen lobsters from Bally’s Atlantic City and tried to sneak them out in his jacket and backpack.  He was stopped by casino security and later arrested.  A few months ago, he pleaded guilty to burglary.  Today, he was sentenced to four years in prison.  The lobsters were worth $1,275.

I can only assume that he had a prior record since four years is pretty crazy for this type of offense.  In addition, I assume that he didn’t hire an attorney as this should have never even been indicted.  You get it busted down to Atlantic City municipal court, pay the casino for the lobsters, pay a fine  and move on with your life.  Just don’t see four years for this at all.

Story is here.

Posted on July 14, 2009, in News and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Lobster thief gets four years in prison.

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