A man serving a life sentence for robbing an Arkansas taco shop with a plastic water gun is asking for clemency after 40 years behind bars.
Rolf Kaestel, who turned 70 on Wednesday, has been sitting in the slammer since 1981 for a crime in which no one was injured – and where he made off with a whopping $264.
“I have not been able to make any sense of it,” Kaestel told The Daily Beast, “not because it’s me or my case but because this kind of thing should not happen anywhere to anyone.”
Keeping Kaestel locked up is costing $20,000 a year, The Daily Beast reported in a lengthy story on the case.
Even the cashier Kaestel held up four decades ago at Senor Bob’s Taco Hut in Port Smith wants Kaestel released.
“I actually apologized to him because I felt like even though he was the one that robbed me, I felt like I had taken