It took Patrick Cummins seven years to brush off the legal consequences of a college prank gone wrong.
Cummins, now 38, was sentenced to jail in 2011 in a case relating to felony burglary charges. The incident spawned from a fraternity prank at Penn State University, in which valuable items including laptops and television were taken. “You push it and you get caught,” he told Kajan Johnson and Shakiel Mahjouri on the Pull No Punches podcast.
“We got arrested immediately and I don’t really know how to deal with cops. I’ve never gotten in trouble in my life,” Cummins continued. “It’s funny now when you think about it, but it was super serious back then. I knew the police in town and the detective that was investigating the incident. I coached his kids at the wrestling club in town. I had a certain level of trust built up with these guys. I was like, ‘Hey, this is what I did. I’m really sorry and I want to make sure everything gets put back together. I don’t want to hurt anybody.’’