Surprise! Inmate Who Asked for a 33-year Sentence in Honor of Larry Bird Has Regrets

Here’s probably the least surprising news you’ll hear today—an inmate who asked a judge to tack on an extra three years to his 30-year sentence, bringing his total sentence to 33-years in honor of Larry Bird, is now regretting that decision.

Back in 2005, Eric Torpy was sentenced to 30-years in prison for armed robbery and two counts of shooting with intent to kill.  Torpy though asked the judge to add an additional three years onto his sentence, to which the judge complied.  Fast-forward six years and Torpy is regretting that decision, big time.


Torpy says he was “basically clowning around’’ when he asked for more time.

“I told them, ‘Look, you might as well just give me three more and give me a number I like,’ ’’ he said. “And I’ve always liked Larry Bird. And I’ve always liked the Boston Celtics.’’

But after sharing a 10-foot-by-15-foot cell at the Davis Correctional Facility for the last six years, Torpy regrets asking for the extra time.

“Now that I have to do that time, yes I do,’’ says Torpy. “I kind of wished that I had 30 instead of 33. Recently I’ve wisened up.

“That three is a big deal, you know? Three years matters.’’

Torpy will turn 33 this year and is not eligible for parole until 2033.

Good call clowning around in front of a judge.  Torpy doesn’t seem to be the sharpest tack around, so I doubt he had the foresight to realize that judges aren’t known for their sense of humor.

Still, Torpy thinks his notoriety may have paid off, as he thinks the Celtics legend at the very least knows who he is…

Because of all the publicity his case has generated, he thinks Bird knows about him.

“I’m pretty sure he thinks I’m an idiot,’’ says Torpy. “I mean, truthfully, most people do. My own family does, so I’m pretty sure he does, too.’’

If in fact Larry Legend is aware of Eric Torpy, I’m positive he thinks the guy’s an idiot.  Good thing for our inmate friend here he’s not a fan of Wayne Gretzky.



About the author: Jeff Greenwell


Jeff Greenwell is the writer/editor of Last Angry Fan. Jeff has been known to rock a Speedo while belting out Robert Goulet tunes from his front porch, and in his spare time he enjoys capturing and training feral goats to be his minions. Also known to dig a nice brick of cheese from time to time.



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  • dallas folts

    judges by far and large are morons who think they are god they need to remember they are no better then any one else and this is just silly tbh
    also the judge was wrong for doing it roll it back to 30 then look at the judges case work and see if he/she has done more like this if so disbar and lock umm up no i am not defending this punk a bit i just see how judges act and cant abide it id have no prob telling them off in court and if they lock me up better be for life 


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