The man known as “Gary from Chicago” became an accidental hit as he was brought to the Oscars from a Hollywood bus tour and pulled on stage for a skit. As it turns out, he was just released from prison after 20 years…for stealing perfume. The theft charge was his “third strike” and as a result of California’s “three strikes” law he received a life sentence. His first strike was a rape charge when he was a teenager and so he is a registered sex offender.

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