A Michigan man charged with burglary of a Hardee’s dining establishment told his lawyer he dedicated the crime so that he could return to prison.
Mark Wilson, 59, was sentenced to in between 25 and 40 years in jail, an improved sentence because this was his fourth offense.
On July 9, a 911 dispatcher received a call that a man passed a note to a cashier at a Hardee’s restaurant in the Upper Peninsula town of Escanaba, Mich. stating that he was robbing the location.
Wilson then went into the toilet and remained there till officers arrived. Law enforcement officer talked Wilson into leaving the washroom and apprehended him. No guns were discovered.
Defense lawyer Tim Cain said Wilson informed him he devoted the criminal activity so he could return to prison.
Wilson “informs me he enjoys enough with 25 to 40,” Cain said of Wilson’s maximum sentence.
Wilson informed the court he felt not able to adjust to the outdoors world.
” Someplace along the road, your honor, I just seemed to have lost the capability to work generally with society,” Wilson informed a Delta County judge. “I want to say to individuals that I ask forgiveness in the most genuine way for my behavior” last July.
Judge John Economopoulos granted Wilson his desire.
” If this outside world is a hostile environment for you, and the within world of the Department of Corrections is the institution in which you’re most familiar … then my message to you is this: If you can not be or do not desire to be a law-abiding citizen on the outside, at least do your best to be a design on the within,” the judge told Wilson.
Wilson’s record shows convictions in three various counties dating back to1983 He was last launched from prison in 2012 and completed parole in 2014, the Corrections Department said Thursday. His last conviction was for an unarmed break-in of an Arby’s in 2009.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.