You’ve heard of cereal murderers. And you may have heard of some jokes around the breakfast table about how your brother “murders” cereal so he’s a cereal killer. But have you heard about the one where a guy steals some cereal and gets 15 years in prison?
If you’re shaking your head, it happened to a homeless guy with over 50 prior convictions in the state of Florida. He was sentenced to 15 years for stealing a box of cereal and some evaporated milk.
Here’s how Fox News is reporting it:
Mark Anthony Griffin, from Bartow, Fla., was sentenced as a “prison release re-offender,” which stiffens penalties for defendants convicted within three years of prison release.
Griffin has more than 50 prior convictions — most on minor charges like trespassing, disorderly intoxication and petit theft.
He rejected a plea deal that would’ve given him 3 years in prison and 2 years of probation.
At the Sept. 25 sentencing, Griffin’s brother said his record came from a long history of alcohol abuse.
While out of jail awaiting trial in the cereal case, Griffin picked up four additional charges of trespassing and disorderly conduct.
With him doing all that time, I hope the bowl of corn pops was worth it.
But on a serious note, I really hope that he finally gets the help he so desperately needs.