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A 21-year-old man received his sentence for a vandalism spree back in 2012 and was told by a judge in Billings that he should replace his fast-food job with a ‘real job’ so he is able to pay restitution to his victims, according to The Billings Gazette.

Brandon Turell received 10 years in custody of the state department of corrections from District Court Judge G. Todd Baugh. He also received five years suspended in that sentence and was ordered to pay $13,600 in restitution.


Turell and a co-defendant, Caleb Channing Powers, shot out the windows of 100 vehicles and a house on December 11 and 12 in 2012 using a stolen BB gun.

Powers had already received his sentence in the case. Turell pled guilty to felony criminal mischief and misdemeanor counts of theft, DUI and theft by accountability earlier this year.

“I’m very sorry for everything I’ve done,” Turell told the judge, according to The Billings Gazette. Turell told the judge he has been working at Burger King since getting out of jail on bail 18 months ago to begin paying back his victims.

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“Why can’t you get a real job?” the judge asked.

Turell was told by the judge that he needs to get a ‘real job.’ He was identified as a suspect in the case when he was stopped for speeding at 2:30 a.m. A preliminary breath test indicated he had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.112 percent. He was ordered into the custody of the Department of Corrections until 2018, when he turns 25.

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