A man who served 15 years for robbing a shoe store went back to rob it again just a day after he was released from a New Jersey prison.
We can’t make this stuff up.
Christopher Miller was sentenced back in 1999 after he forced employees into the back room of the Stride Rite shoe store on Hooper Avenue in Toms River, tied them up and fled with cash.
He was released on Friday from South Woods State Prison in Bridgeton. And on Saturday, he took a bus from Atlantic City to Toms River and went to the same shoe store.
For revenge, maybe? An early April Fool’s joke?
Toms River Police Chief Mitchell Little says he has to wonder whether Miller considers prison life home.
“Maybe that’s the only life he knows, and the only thing he could think of was going back to the same store and doing the same crime again — getting caught and going back where he was taken care of and told what to do and getting meals and shelter and everything else,” he said.
Police say Miller lists Tulsa, Okla. as his last address. His connection to Toms River is not clear.
Miller was charged with robbery and is being held on $100,000 bail. No word on another 15-year sentence.
SOURCE: NBC | PHOTO CREDIT: Police Department