By Red Hernandez
The Community Courier
April 2, 2007
A judge on Wednesday sentenced three men to state prison for the January robbery of The Community Diner at 32 North Main Street.
Darrin Hume, Fred Lapidus and Ben Winslet were found guilty in January of robbing the diner during the breakfast rush. During the robbery, the men walked into the diner wearing ski masks and carrying knives and demanded everyone's money. The trio was caught a few days after the robbery when the van in which they were riding crashed on the Community Island Bridge.
Hume suffered a broken leg in the crash. Lapidus and Winslet both suffered concussions and minor lacerations.
Judge Kristine Hubler sentenced each man to five to 15 years in prison.