Society labels folks “career criminals” when they just can’t seem to get things together and live life on the straight and narrow. Often an unbreakable cycle, they go to prison, serve their time, get released, and then go and commit more crimes. True, some never get caught or serve extra time for their additional criminal activities.
As it turns out, this cycle isn’t much different for a career criminal werewolf either.
Such is the case with Robert Marsh from Font du Lac, Wisconsin. Marsh, 39 at the time of the incident, was released from prison (for undisclosed charges) in early 2007 and was back to his life of crime and mischief within a matter of days. He had been living with a woman who felt sorry for him and showed kindness. Apparently she’d had enough and locked Marsh out of her apartment.
Marsh took the rational approach by breaking in and trying to assault the woman. Fortunately, two other gentlemen already inside with the woman stopped him. When the police finally caught up with him, Marsh warned them he was a werewolf able to change forms at will. Doubling down on his position, Marsh also told police that he was into “the witch religion”, but which witch religion wasn’t mentioned.
Official charges against Robert Marsh included criminal trespassing, disorderly conduct, and possession of marijuana. With his history of criminal activity, Marsh was facing up to eight more years in prison and $21,000 in fines, if convicted.
However, at his hearing, the judge took pity on this misunderstood werewolf and sentenced Marsh to only six months. The woman he attempted to assault claimed she had only helped him because he was homeless.
Just goes to show, never try to bite that hand that feeds, even if you’re a werewolf.