(Brownsville) A Milwaukee man was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison in connection with an eight-year-old gas station break-in. Michael Schultz pled guilty Friday to felony Burglary. Four other felony charges were dismissed but read into the record. The 54-year-old used a hammer to break a window at Cole’s Brownsville BP in February or 2010 and then tried to rip an ATM machine out of the ground. He drove to the scene in a pickup truck stolen from Milwaukee. He used a yellow strap in his unsuccessful attempt to steal the ATM and remnants of the yellow strap were found in the stolen car. A DNA swab of the stolen truck after it was recovered connected Schultz to the vehicle. He was brought in to his parole agents office for questioning a couple days after the incident. Halfway during the interview he stood up and bolted out of the building. Schultz was apprehended last year after racking up felony charges in Waukesha and Milwaukee counties. He was convicted in Milwaukee County in February for Theft of Movable Property Above $10-thousand Dollars and Taking a Vehicle Without Consent and will be sentenced on those charges in May and court records list Schultz has being in the Dodge Correctional Institution in Waupun. In addition to prison, Schultz will be placed on extended supervision for five years.
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