Tags: 7 years | prison | over | 2.25 fare

7 Years in Prison Over $2.25: NYC Fare Evader Sent to Jail

By    |   Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 03:36 PM

A skipped $2.25 PATH train fare turned into seven years behind bars for a New York City man. But it wasn't Ruben Sanabria's refusal to pay that did him in, it's what police found when they caught him.

The 37-year-old Sanabria was pulled aside after cops watched him hop a subway turnstile at Manhattan's 14th Street station to avoid paying the PATH train fare.

Officers found an illegal semi-automatic handgun with no serial number lodged in the waistband of his pants. He was also carrying extra bullets and a holster, the New York Post reported.

Sanabria was convicted of carrying the loaded .40-caliber Smith & Wesson after pleading guilty to criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree.

Considering the maximum sentence in New York for the crime is 15 years, Sanabria got a light sentence with seven years in prison and 3.5 years of parole.

The prosecutor in the case told The Post that Sanabria got what he deserved.

“This defendant illegally carried a loaded semiautomatic firearm into a public transportation system used by thousands of people every day,” Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. said. “Preventing gun violence is one of my top priorities as district attorney, and I will make sure that this office continues to seek strong sentences for crimes involving firearms.”

Related stories:

Sen. Feinstein: Gun Control Faces Uphill Climb

NRA Chief: Gun Controls Won't Pass Congress

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
TheWire
An NYC man fare evader who avoided a $2.25 PATH train fee was sentenced to seven years behind bars for carrying a semi-automatic handgun with no serial number, extra bullets, and a holster.
7 years,prison,over,2.25 fare
233
2013-36-12
Tuesday, 12 Feb 2013 03:36 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved