New York, NY – Man Gets 14 Years Prison For Gun Threat In Hurricane Sandy Gas Line

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    FILE - Motorist line up at The Hess station at Bedford and Park Avenues  for fuel following Hurricane Sandy. Photo credit: Meir Tess/VIN News New York, NY – A man convicted of threatening a motorist with a handgun while cutting in line at a gas station during the fuel shortage caused by Superstorm Sandy has been sentenced to 14 years in prison.

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    Sean Bailey was sentenced Thursday after being convicted in June of criminal possession of a weapon and menacing.

    Prosecutors say the victim was waiting in line at a Queens gas station in November 2012 when a car in which Bailey was a passenger cut in front of him. When the victim protested, prosecutors say Bailey exited the vehicle and displayed a handgun and threatened him. The 38-year-old Bailey was arrested after the victim called 911.

    In the days after the storm, gas shortages created hourslong lines at gas stations.‎


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    hershel
    hershel
    8 years ago

    I am happy he got jail time, but 14 years?!?

    JackC
    JackC
    8 years ago

    Pulling the gun was the first dumb thing he did.
    Sticking around was the second.
    Not taking a plea deal was his third dumb strike.

    stopthis
    stopthis
    8 years ago

    Thats insane somethings wrong with the system here

    8 years ago

    Dumb guy. He deserves to sit the full 14 years. He should have in NYC never used the gun improperly to threaten and menace. Had he simply shot and killed the victim then he would most likely sit half that time with a plead or not sit at all.
    Either way I welcome having the jerk off our streets for a decade and more.

    lavrenty
    lavrenty
    8 years ago

    seems excessive considering rapists and murdersers get 10 years.

    mewhoze
    mewhoze
    8 years ago

    sorry but the punishment does not fit the crime. you have murderers, rapists, molesters who get lighter sentences than this.
    ridiculous!

    Moone
    Moone
    8 years ago

    And the judge is going to eat eggs and potatoes for breakfast the next 14 years. What does it matter to him.