Florida Man Steals Cereal and Some Massive Jail Time

Mark Anthony Griffin, a homeless man from Bartlow, FL, was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in prison for stealing a box of cereal and a can of evaporated milk. The reason for this man’s incredibly steep penalty is due to the fact that he has been labeled a “prison release re-offender.” This title carries some heavier penalties for individuals who are convicted of a crime within three years of prison release. Griffin’s petty theft would have landed him 3 years in prison and 2 years of probation according to the plea deal he rejected.


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