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He Had to Steal to Pay for His Defense

Michael Elias of San Antonio, Texas has been arrested several times for a string of burglaries over several months. His latest arrest was for two burglaries, one in June and the other in November.

Police said they recovered fingerprints from both locations that later proved to be Elias’s.

The affidavit shows that after his arrest, Elias told investigators how he had learned to commit burglaries using a crow bar to gain access to homes.

Elias also told investigators he had to keep committing the burglaries so he could afford to pay his attorney a $150 weekly fee to keep him out of jail.

Most people keep themselves out of jail by not committing crimes. Link -via Arbroath

(Image source: San Antonio Crimestoppers)

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January 2nd, 2011

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