Man who wanted to return to jail gets probation
He claims robbery was to escape homelessness
CLAYTON, Mo. — A man who committed a crime, so he could to return to jail, is sentenced to probation.
58-year-old Paul Borroni robbed a Clayton Missouri restaurant last year then waited for police to arrive, so he could return to jail and avoid homelessness.
Borroni had spent almost four decades in prison prior to the arrest and was struggling to settle on the outside.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Borroni pleaded guilty Monday to first-degree robbery and was sentenced to five years of probation.
Borroni’s attorney says Borroni changed his mind about wanting to return to prison after realizing he’s capable of turning his life around.
The judge sentenced Borroni to 15 years in prison, but suspended the sentence and put him on probation, saying he must pursue job training and mental health treatment to avoid being put back behinds bars.
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