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3-strikes term for Everett robber with yogurt bomb

EVERETT, Wash. - A 66-year-old Everett man is headed for prison for the rest of his life for robbing a check-cashing business by claiming a bag of yogurt was a bomb.

James Monroe Thorne was sentenced Tuesday in Snohomish County Superior Court as a three-strikes chronic offender. The Everett Herald reports his lawyer says Thorne has a long history of mental illness.

Thorne was convicted of robbery in February for the 2006 holdup.

He made off with about $2,000 after threatening a clerk with a bomb. The bomb turned out to be a bag containing a four-pack of strawberry yogurt.

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