A Michigan man who attempted to rob a restaurant said that he committed the crime so he could go back to jail. On July 9, Mark Wilson, 59, walked into a Hardee’s in Escanaba and handed the cashier a note saying that he was robbing the establishment. He then went into the restroom and waited for police officers to arrive. He surrendered and was taken into custody without incident.
When Wilson faced the judge for his most recent robbery attempt, he explained that he wanted to return to prison. Wilson’s criminal record dates back to 1983, and he was most recently released from prison in 2012, following a conviction for robbing an Arby’s in 2009. He completed the terms of his parole in 2014 but was unable to adjust to life outside of prison. keep reading