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February 27, 2013
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Man gets prison in bicycle theft

A Gardnerville man was sentenced to up to three years in prison on Monday for stealing a bicycle.

Daniel M. Simons, 24, was sentenced to 12-36 months after he admitted to one count of felony theft from a person.

Simons wrote a letter to the victim in which he apologized for the attack.

Attorney Derrick Lopez said Simons learned he was going to be a father and wanted to get out of prison so he could be a father to the child.

"Drinking and then getting into a confrontation because you found out you were going to be a father is ridiculous," Gibbons said. "It's lucky no one was armed. If someone had a weapon this could be much worse."

According to court documents, Simons was arrested Dec. 1 after he walked up to two men in a Gardnerville Ranchos park and asked for a lighter. When the men said they didn't have one, he hit one and took his bike. They called deputies who caught Simons.

Simons was given credit for 87 days time served.

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The Record Courier Updated Feb 27, 2013 01:12PM Published Feb 27, 2013 01:09PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.