Bumming a smoke led to prison
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA- It's ten years in prison for a bank robber who stopped to bum a smoke as he tried to make his getaway.
A construction worker told police Paul Carman appeared nervous when he threw his shirt into a trash container and asked the worker for a smoke. The worker's description helped police nab Carman last year after he handed a bank teller a note saying, "This is a robbery. No dye packs. No alarms."
A federal judge sentenced Carman but it wasn't the max.
Carman's lawyer argued his client had a life-long problem with drinking and argued for a shorter term.