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Man Gets up to 15 Years After Stealing $1 and a Houseplant

Maico Rosado Jr. thought he was taking marijuana
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 29, 2017 9:30 AM CDT

(Newser) – A Pennsylvania man who stole $1 and a houseplant he thought was marijuana during a series of break-ins in March has been sentenced to up to 15 years in prison. AP reports 21-year-old Maico Rosado Jr. was sentenced Wednesday to 7½ to 15 years after pleading guilty in August to robbery and three counts of burglary.

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Police say Rosado broke into Jabber Jaws Bar & Grille in Allentown. The manager confronted Rosado but backed off when Rosado pointed a gun at him. Rosado then made off with a keepsake dollar. From there, police say Rosado broke into a house and left with a plant. Officers say he then threatened a woman with his gun before taking her purse. He was arrested shortly afterward.

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