Anthony Hislar, the 27 year old Monrovia man arrested at Disneyland after “a five-day crime spree across three Southern California counties that includes carjackings, home-invasion robberies and attempted murder” has an even longer rap sheet, as revealed by a cursory Google search.
In September of 2001, a 19 year old Anthony Hislar was arrested along with his brother for robbing a Los Angeles area Bank of America. His brother, then 21 year old Peter Hislar, was also wanted for suspicion of killing two teenagers in a drunk driving accident the month prior.[LA Times]
And in April 2005, a 23 year old Anthony Hislar was nabbed after a high speed chase that went through the campus of UC Santa Barbara. Hislar was charged for driving on a suspended license. [Daily Nexus]
Now I’m wondering if his most recent alleged crime spree was prompted from the knowledge that a third strike could prove for a very long prison term, so he just went all out… capped with a visit to Disneyland. But the more important question is why does our criminal justice system allow a scumbag like this more than one second chance?