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Man sentenced to 33 years in prison for keeping a bulletproof vest in his home

By Mason White 5:18 PM June 8, 2015
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By: Mahesh Sarin
A man was arrested, charged and convicted of unlawful possession of body armor after police found a bulletproof vest in his home, prosecutors in Texas said.

Now, 53-year-old Dale Thomas Burns has been sentenced to serve 33 years in prison.

Burns of Quanah, was found guilty by a jury of unlawful possession of body armor following just two hours of deliberations.

According to the police investigation, detectives were executing a search warrant at his home when they found the vest.

Detectives came to his house after he removed an ankle monitoring bracelet, which he was ordered to wear as a condition of being released from prison.

During the search, they found the bulletproof vest in a closet. People convicted of a crime are not allowed to be in possession of bulletproof vests.