MONTANA — If you’re going to rob a house, uh, you probably should double-check the contents of the robbery items in question first. A Montana man learned his fate this weekend, uh, after he decided t o rob a home but the plot was foiled by items he wanted placed in the U-Haul truck. The item ? According to police, Patrick Adams , got caught after his unknowing accomplices discovered military medals in the boxes that they suspected didn’t belong to him.
Adams, last July, managed to make off from a man’s home (a service-members residence at that..) with more than $40,000 in goods. Police reports say that Adams story fell apart after people saw military medals in some of the belongings he was trying to smuggle out of the home. Per the AP, his friends “felt suspicious because he had never spoke of his service before” and decided to phone police.
Adams, has since been fined nearly $100,000 (unconfirmed) and sentenced to more than 30 years in prison.