If you are carrying an illegal handgun, it may be to your benefit to avoid getting into trouble, like not paying your subway fare.
Ruben Sanabria, 37, now faces more than 7 years in prison over just $2.25 fare on the subway.
He was arrested March last year when police caught him as he jumped the turnstile in a Manhattan subway to beat the fare.
Two police officers grabbed him and searched him. That’s when they found him carrying a loaded .40-caliber Smith & Wesson gun. He had a holster and extra bullets with him as well.
Sanabria pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree and was sentenced to seven years in prison and 42 months of parole.