Man spent 40 years behind bars due to robbery with a child’s pistol

(ORDO NEWS) — An unusual criminal will soon be released in the United States. He was sentenced to life imprisonment for having committed robbery, during which he used a child’s water pistol.

Reported by the New York Post.

Rolf Kastel went to jail for the crime he committed back in 1981. The man then ran into a diner located in the town of Fort Smith, which is in the state of Arkansas and began to demand money from employees. At the same time, he brandished an object that very much resembled a pistol.

Castel was given $ 264, which was at the box office. After the man was detained by the police, it turned out that he was frightening the cashier with a child’s toy. Despite this, the verdict was not childish at all, because Kastel was accused of armed robbery and sent to prison for 40 years.

For many years, human rights organizations have tried to secure the release of the man. Even the owner of the diner insisted that Rolf be released. On September 21, an official statement was received from the press secretary of the Arkansas Parole Council that the prisoner’s request was finally granted. Soon he can get out of prison.

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