7 years in jail over $2 subway fare? That's not the whole story2/13/2013
"Man gets 7 years in jail for skipping out on $2 subway fare," the headlines all shriek. That's true enough, but what really earned Ruben Sanabria a cell and an orange jumpsuit was the fully loaded .40-caliber Smith & Wesson he was carrying when he jumped over the subway turnstile. Sanabria was stopped by cops who saw him attempt to board without a $2.25 ticket and discovered the gun, along with extra bullets and a holster. "This defendant illegally carried a loaded semiautomatic firearm into a public transportation system used by thousands of people every day,” District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said. Sanabria picked the wrong day to skip out on two bucks. And to carry that gun. [Source]
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