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Burglar gets prison for taking $1, plant he confused for pot

AP
Published : Oct 28, 2017, 12:21 pm IST
Updated : Oct 28, 2017, 12:21 pm IST

21-year-old Maico Rosado Jr. was sentenced Wednesday to 7 1/2 to 15 years after pleading guilty to robbery and three counts of burglary.

21-year-old Maico Rosado Jr. was sentenced Wednesday to 7 1/2 to 15 years after pleading guilty to robbery and three counts of burglary. (Photo: Pixabay)
 21-year-old Maico Rosado Jr. was sentenced Wednesday to 7 1/2 to 15 years after pleading guilty to robbery and three counts of burglary. (Photo: Pixabay)

A Pennsylvania man who stole $1 and a houseplant he thought was marijuana during a series of break-ins in March has been sentenced to up to 15 years in prison.

The Morning Call reports 21-year-old Maico Rosado Jr. was sentenced Wednesday to 7 1/2 to 15 years after pleading guilty in August to robbery and three counts of burglary.

 

Police say Rosado broke into Jabber Jaws Bar & Grille in Allentown. Police say the manager confronted Rosado but backed off when Rosado pointed a gun at him. Rosado then made off with a keepsake dollar.

From there, police say Rosado broke into a house and left with a plant. Officers say he then threatened a woman with his gun before taking her purse. He was arrested shortly afterward.

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