Man Who Got Arrested on Purpose Has Second Thoughts

4 years 7 months 2 weeks ago Sunday, March 02 2014 Mar 2, 2014 Sunday, March 02, 2014 11:43:45 AM CST March 02, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. JOSEPH (AP) - A Missouri man who intentionally got himself arrested late last year so he would have a place to stay is having second thoughts about the decision that landed him a four-year prison sentence.

The Kansas City Star reports 43-year-old Roy Murphy had been out of prison a year and a half when he walked into a St. Joseph convenience store in November and asked the clerk to give him all of the money in the cash register. He didn't threaten her or display a weapon, encouraged her to call police and was caught 10 minutes after casually walking away from the store.

Murphy, who already had spent nearly 14 years behind bars, was sentenced in December to four years. He won't be eligible for parole until November 2015.

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