Batman DVD thief sentenced to 5 years of probation

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JOPLIN, Mo. – A Joplin man originally charged with 2nd Degree Burglary and Arson has now been sentenced to 5 years of probation for his burglary of batman DVDs.

In November of 2021, Kerry Long told police in an interview that he entered an unlocked residence. While inside, Long said he lit a candle for lighting, looked around, and then stole some Batman DVDs.

Later that evening, Long returned to the residence. According to the police report, Long said he grew upset while thinking about the previous tenant of the residence.

Long said these ill feelings toward the previous tenants caused him to throw the lit candle at a wall. Police say Long then exited the residence as it burnt down.

David B. Mouton sentenced Long to 5 years of probation last week. Long also owes $5,075 in judgment restitutions.