He stole $ 264 under a plastic water gun and was suspended… 40 years later

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He was right 40-year-old man robbed of a taco shop in Arkansas in 1981 and sentenced to life in prison for $ 264. Rolf Castel has spent the last 40 years behind bars for a robbery he committed under the threat of a plasticwater pistol

Castell, now 70, was sentenced to life in prison for stealing $ 264 from Senor Bob’s Taco Hut in Port Smith.during a robbery in which no one was injured.

According to nypost, a representative of the Arkansas Parole Board confirmed that he was granted the right to suspend his sentence on 9/21. The date of his release from prison was not announced.

“The system is completely wrong,” director Duda told The Post. “While I’m glad to see that Rolfe is going to be a free man, our continuing view of the 16th century incarceration does not work and must change. “Unfortunately, there are still a few Rolfs out there.”

Castel was pardoned by Governor Asa Hutchinson in July, after years of media coverage of his case and pressure from his lawyers.

Even the treasurer that Castel threatened, asked for his release

The treasurer who was robbed 4 decades ago by Castel, in turn, insisted on the release of the 70-year-old.

Former treasurer Dennis Sulterman even spoke with tears in his eyes in an emotional video made by director Duda in 2014 about the case.

“I sat there many nights and I thought about it and I thought about it again,” said Sulterman, who was 17 when the robbery took place. “I could not believe he was still in prison.”

«This man has paid the price 10 times and the time has come“, He added. “I feel bad that this man is still locked inside.”

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