A man sentenced to prison for 15 years after robbing a New Jersey children’s shoe store, got released, only to rob the same store again.
In 1999, 25-year-old Christopher Miller was arrested after he forced employees into the back room of the Stride Rite shoe store on Hooper Avenue in Toms River, tied them up and fled with cash.
After a 15-year sentence, Miller left South Woods State Prison in Bridgeton on Friday.
Police say Miller, now 40, took a bus from Atlantic City to Toms River on Saturday, and went to the same shoe store and repeated the offense.
Do you wonder why the man didn’t just tell prison officials that he didn’t want to be free?
Employees told police that Miller entered the store and demanded cash and told the workers – a teenage boy and 43-year-old woman – to go to the back room.
When they refused he got agitated, police said, and he took the cash register drawer, which had $389, along with the cell phones of the workers, and fled on foot.
He was found a few blocks away.
Learn how this ended (as you can imagine, not well) by visiting NBC New York.com