A literary professor in Missouri who was arrested for capping bets at the Isle of Capri casino. In his defense, he told the judge that he wasn´t actually cheating...he was only TRYING to cheat! You gotta love that.
In fact, the judge did love it. He let the professor, identified as Southeast Missouri professor Roger Arpin, plead out to "attempted" cheating, which was not a bad deal for the prof considering he popped in several bet-caps before being nabbed. He was looking at 3 years in prison but skated with a $300 fine and a thirty minute lecture from the judge!
My take: I wonder if a judge would have made me the same deal had I ever been caught cheating a casino...ha...ha!