7 Years in Prison over $2 (€1.48): Man Carrying Loaded Weapon Busted by Accident

Ruben Sanabria hops turnstile to avoid paying the fare, forgets he’s packing heat

  Man trying to avoid paying the subway fare was busted with loaded weapon, sentenced to 7 years in jail
Police apprehended 37-year-old Ruben Sanabria almost by mistake, after he was seen hopping the turnstile at the Manhattan subway, to avoid paying the fare. He is now going to jail for 7 years.

Police apprehended 37-year-old Ruben Sanabria almost by mistake, after he was seen hopping the turnstile at the Manhattan subway, to avoid paying the fare. He is now going to jail for 7 years.

As the New York Post reports, Sanabria will also be on probation for 3 and a half years more, after he’s done serving time for criminal possession of a weapon.

Indeed, Sanabria tried to avoid paying the subway fare but somehow forgot he was carrying a loaded weapon on his person.

“Ruben Sanabria, 37, was caught with a loaded .40-caliber Smith & Wesson. Sanabria was also carrying extra bullets and a holster. He pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree,” the NY Post says.

Of the maximum of 15 years possible on the charge, Sanabria was sentenced to 10, of which only 7 he will spend locked up.

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