Gumball Bandit Sentenced

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a man accused of breaking
into businesses to steal their gumball machines has been sentenced
to four years in prison.

Police said 36-year-old Tyrone Love was accused of breaking into several businesses in the Columbus area.

Officials said Love pleaded guilty to 10 burglaries at a court hearing before Muscogee County Superior Court Chief Judge John Allen.

Assistant District Attorney Brad Bickerstaff said Love needed to go to prison, and that businesses dont deserve to have their windows broken in and their gumball machines taken.
Information from: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer,

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  • by BARBARA Location: Florida on Feb 22, 2011 at 07:24 PM
    Maybe he loved gum. Maybe he's collecting gumball machines. Sounds weird.He couldn't tell if there was any money in them or not.The lack of gumballs does not indicate the amount of money in the machine.Maybe he was stupid of that fact.
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