"A Manhattan PATH rider was sentenced yesterday to seven years in prison -- and another 3 1/2 years` parole -- after cops stopped him for fare beating and discovered an illegal handgun.
Ruben Sanabria, 37, was caught with a loaded .40-caliber Smith & Wesson at the 14th Street station March 30.
Two cops grabbed him after they saw him hop the turnstile, and quickly found the weapon in his waistband."
New York Post
The cops should be commended for taking their jobs seriously, when some police see someone commit a petty crime like littering or skipping out on a subway fare, they just look the other way.
But because these police officers grabbed the scofflaw who hopped the turnstile, they apprehended a thug who was carrying a loaded firearm.
Creeps who commit petty misdemeanors like graffiti often also commit violent crimes. Nip it in the bud", as Deputy Barney Fife always said. Even if this moron hadn`t been carrying a loaded gun, he still should have done at least a year in jail for hopping the turnstile.
The year is young,but Sanabria may win the Moron Criminal of the Year Award. Seven years for skipping out on a $2.23 subway fare, what a loser.
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