July 31, 2010

71-Year-Old in Wheelchair Robs Bank

Peter Barry Lawrence . . . . made his getaway in his wheelchair, with $2,000 in cash on his lap. He was headed back to his rented room at the nearby San Diego Downtown Lodge . . . police caught up with him five minutes later.

. . . . But that was all part of the plan.

The way Lawrence tells it, Monday’s robbery of a Chase Bank was just a desperate ploy to get back behind bars, where he believes he will receive better medical care than he has been able to obtain on his own.
I suppose some will respond that we need to stop coddling prisoners.

More at The San Diego Union-Tribune (if you liked this post, you might also enjoy this one.)

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