Brian Earl Taylor, 21, who was arrested in November 2015 for holding a gun to another man’s abdomen during a robbery in Ypsilanti, Michigan, performed his rendition in a room full of onlookers to appeal to Washtenaw County Trial Court Judge Darlene O’Brien.
Police suspected that Taylor and two other people held a 23-year-old man at gunpoint, forced him into a vehicle and drove to the man’s apartment to rob him.
Despite his moving performance, Taylor was sentenced to two years in prison for carrying a concealed weapon and 18 months to 15 years for the unlawful imprisonment charge. MLive reports that five additional charges against him in the case were dismissed.
Before serving time for the weapons charge, however, Taylor will first serve a sentence for a previous parole violation.