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The Reel Life: Shoe bandit edition

27 Mar 2014

Christopher Miller is the real-life version of Herbert I. "Hi" McDunnough (Nicolas Cage) from the classic 1987 Coen brothers film "Raising Arizona."

Miller was arrested in 1999 for attempting to rob a shoe store in Toms River, N.J. and was sentenced to prison for 15 years. But he apparently did not learn his lesson. Just one day after being freed from jail, Miller went back to the exact same store and tried to rob it again. He is, of course, back behind bars.

"I have no idea what he was thinking," a local officer said. "We thought it was extremely strange ourselves that he would just rob the same store a second time so many years later."

The Reel Life doesn't think this is strange at all. Leaving "Raising Arizona" references aside, haven't our parents always taught us that, "if at first we don't succeed, try again." Miller is never going to become a successful shoe bandit if he decides to quit after failing just once. Shoe banditry takes practice and repetitions.

According to a woman who was working at the store, Miller seemed determined not to botch the holdup this time around, and was particularly aggressive with the workers in the store. She said Miller was "more menacing" this time around.

That's the spirit, Christopher Miller! Next time, go back in there, but with even more determination! They'll be waiting for you for 15-25 years (pending good behavior).

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