Don’t be penny wise and pound foolish, and don’t try to beat the subway fare while packing heat in Chairman Bloomberg’s People’s Republic of New York:
Skipping out on a $2.25 subway fare cost this guy 10 years of his life.
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.
He could have gotten 15 years.
Too bad Ruben didn’t have a copy of the Bill of Rights with him. It would have confirmed his right to carry the gun.
Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr. said Sanabria got what he deserved. …
“Preventing gun violence is one of my top priorities as district attorney, and I will make sure that this office continues to seek strong sentences for crimes involving firearms.”
But there was no crime involving the firearm. According to Vance Jr. (son of the odious Jimmy Carter’s Secretary of State), the crime was the firearm. According to overwhelming evidence, more guns = less crime.
On tips from Sean C and The Only Other Conservative in Seattle.