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ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- This is a story you really won't believe until you watch it. In court this week, a St. Joseph man told a judge that he "wanted to go back to prison because he couldn't make it on the outside."

FOX 4's Robert Townsend reports that Roy Murphy got his wish after admitting he committed a bizarre crime at a St. Joe gas station and convenience store. Store Manager Julie Bradford told us all about her strange encounter with Mr. Murphy.

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  • Cindi Rogers

    You guys can’t be serious. I think it speaks more to the fact that we do not equip people who have been in prison with the skills to succeed once released. If you saw the story you would see that he had been out of prison for a little more than one year. He was homeless. No job. He had gone to the Salvation Army to try to get help. We was turned away. So his last resort was to “commit a crime” (he didn’t even have a weapon) to get help. I find this very sad. I am glad that i am “poor soul” who can earn a living on the outside.