Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Recidivist of the Month?

This is my nominee for Recidivist of the Month.

Meet Edward Magenheimer, age 70, of Elmsford, New York.

Mr. Magenheimer underwent heart bypass surgery earlier this year. In July, he entered a guilty plea to charges that he bilked three little old ladies out of several thousand dollars. According to a story by Nicole Neroulias of The Journal News, and posted at Lower Hudson Online, it was just last Thursday that Magenheimer was sentenced to a year in the Westchester County Jail on these charges -- and only Monday that he was released "with time served and one-third off for good behavior."

But, according to the policy in Tarrytown, New York, Magenheimer's behavior didn't stay good.

Early yesterday morning, shortly after 6:00 a.m., Magenheimer allegedly happened upon a "1996 white Jaguar that its owner had left parked and running at Spadaccia's Deli on Route 9A in Elmsford." He hopped in and took off toward Tarrytown... where he was nabbed in under 20 minutes.

Maybe he liked prison food.

I first saw the story this morning on Yahoo! News; the image in this post is taken from Lower Hudson Online.

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