SALINAS, Calif. (AP) - A Salinas man will have to choose between going to jail or joining the military as his punishment for possession of marijuana.
A judge surprised both the prosecution and defense yesterday when he told Brian Barr that he could avoid a jail term by enlisting in the military.
The 24-year-old Barr was charged with marijuana possession after shooting a would-be robber who had entered his apartment with two others.
Police say Barr sold marijuana from his home, and that the three men were searching for money and marijuana.
In giving Barr a choice of sentence, Monterey County Judge Robert Moody said that the shooting was justified.
Barr is scheduled to return to court next month
What the hell is that bullshit...Has anyone heard of anything like that before?
This was off the HT website...dont ask me what I was doing there...felt like being generic for a few.