Eric James Torpy of Oklahoma City received 30 years behind bars for shooting someone with intent to kill and robbery. But Torpy requested that his time in the joint be extended 3 years to match basketball legend Larry Bird's uniform number. From the Associated Press:
"He said if he was going to go down, he was going to go down in Larry Bird's jersey," Oklahoma County District Judge Ray Elliott said Wednesday. "We accommodated his request and he was just as happy as he could be.Link (Thanks, Carlo Longino!)
"I've never seen anything like this in 26 years in the courthouse. But, I know the DA is happy about it."
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