Burglar gets prison for taking $1, plant he confused for pot
File photo of a houseplant. (Pexels)
The Associated Press
Published Friday, October 27, 2017 1:35PM EDT
ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- 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.