We interrupt your lunch for this important update about a guy who claims he's too fat to go to prison. The 47-year-old Florida man in question was convicted in a multi-million dollar mortgage fraud scheme back in December and sentenced to five years behind bars and ordered to pay a $2.8 million fine. Interestingly enough, it's March and he still hasn't reported to the big house.
So, what's the hold up? Apparently, he's claiming that he's basically too fat to go to prison. We hear you buddy, it's definitely not a four-star dining experience in there.
There is actually more to this story than simple food preferences, though, because let's face it--if people went to prison based solely on food preferences, there would be an UNDER-crowding issue. The guy is instead saying the morbid obesity is a medical issue and that he's also been coughing up blood, has foot pains and ADHD.
We know, it sounds totally crazy that being fat would be a get out of jail free card, but you know what? It worked for a 600-pound guy back in 2007. That guy was also from Florida. We've gotta say, the Sunshine State is on a major roll when it comes to strange but true news stories.