What drove a man to hit the same Toms River store he robbed 15 years ago 1 day after leaving jail

What drove a man to hit the same Toms River store he robbed 15 years ago 1 day after leaving jail (via NJ.com)

A day after spending 15 years behind bars for robbing a Toms River shoe store, Christopher M. Miller was arrested in March after he robbed the same exact business. In an exclusive interview with the New York Post, Miller, 40, explains what led him backā€¦

Posted: May 12th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Crime, Crime and Punishment | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

2 Comments on “What drove a man to hit the same Toms River store he robbed 15 years ago 1 day after leaving jail”

  1. Jim Granelli said at 11:42 am on May 12th, 2014:

    I suspect if he approached a police officer and told him the circumstances, they would have figured something out. If he told told the police that his only choice might have been to rob again, something would have been done.

    I am sure that there are churches and places he could turn to for a meal.

    But I also think that there should have been some better arrangements made for him when he left prison, to make sure he got somewhere and had a place to stay and eat, and that those deeper questions should have been asked by the prison as well as Mr. Miller before he left there.

    First question that needs to be asked is who booked the bus tickets.

    Second question is why couldn’t the parole officer reached out by phone to help him find some solution.

    Is it that Mr. Miller was so desperate, that he chose three square meals paid for by taxpayers? I do read that long term institutionalization leads to a feeling that you can not cope on the outside.

    Or, is it that Mr. Miller just felt comfortable with those three squares paid for by taxpayers.

    In any case, the system failed in several ways. IMHO

  2. MoreMonmouthMusings » Blog Archive » WHEN THE PRODIGAL SON RETURNS said at 12:21 pm on May 19th, 2014:

    […] are the odds that after spending 15 years in prison for robbing a shoe store in Toms River, parolee Christopher Miller, by coincidence, would end up back in that same store hours after being released -attempting to rob […]