A man named Andrew Dufresne has once again been sentenced to serious prison time.

The New Hampshire bank robber pled guilty in June and was sentenced yesterday to 63 months in prison. According to Patch.com, Dufresne entered a bank in Manchester and demanded “Give me the money,” to a teller. After an alarm went off, police were able to identify and catch him.

So why is his arrest noteworthy? Dufresne happens to share a name with the main character in the iconic film The Shawshank Redemption. That character was played by Tim Robbins. And instead of being a bank robber, he was a banker convicted of murdering his wife and her lover. While that Dufresne claimed innocence, the real-life version pled guilty.

Going even deeper into the case, the man who was known as the actual “Shawshank fugitive,” Frank Freshwater who escaped prison in 1959 and was the basis for Stephen King’s novel Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption was captured after being on the run for 56 years in 2015 and was eventually cleared and set free earlier this year.

Will Dufresne live up to his fictitious counterparts name and break out of prison? Probably not. Prisons aren’t exactly easy to break out of. Also, with just a 63 month sentence, there’s no need to tack on another lengthy prison stay. Although – it would be fitting.

[Patch/The Guardian]

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