Homeless man robs Portland bank for prison stay, at least a year of shelter and meals

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    PORTLAND, Ore., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- A homeless man in Portland, Ore., has admitted to robbing a bank, telling police he did it to find shelter and food -- in prison.

    Mario Santini, 52, unemployed, evicted from his Portland apartment and unable to secure a slot in a homeless shelter, walked into a Bank of America branch in Southeast Portland in December with a black canvas bag, handed a teller a note, and walked out with $565, The (Portland) Oregonian reported.

    All his life, Santini told police after his subsequent arrest, whenever things got really bad he knew he could find shelter and food by breaking the law.

    On Wednesday, Santini stood before U.S. District Court Judge Malcolm F. Marsh for sentencing and told his story, apologizing to the bank, the government and society.

    "I didn't mean for it to be such an extreme act," he said.

    Marsh sentenced Santini to two years in prison.

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    Americas prisoners live better then people of the third world.
     
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    You forgot medical.
     
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    People have been doing that my entire life.
     

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