Hardee's

ESCANABA, MI (AP)--   A 59-year-old Michigan man who says he robbed a business so he could return to prison could be locked up for the rest of his life. 

Mark Wilson was sentenced this week to at least 25 years in prison for armed robbery and he'll be in his 80s when he's eligible for parole. Police say Wilson, from Portage, gave a note to a Hardee's employee in Escanaba last July, indicating that he was robbing the restaurant. He waited in a restroom until police arrived.

Wilson told a judge that he's “lost the ability to function normally with society.”

Delta County Prosecutor's Office

ESCANABA, MI--   The man arrested for trying to rob the Escanaba Hardee’s Tuesday has been arraigned in Delta County District Court. 

Mark Wilson, 59, of Kalamazoo is accused of handing a restaurant employee a note saying he had a gun. It asked for money to be brought to him in the men’s bathroom. Employees called 911 after Wilson went into the bathroom.

Escanaba Public Safety officers cleared the restaurant and persuaded Wilson to come out of the men’s room. He was arrested without incident.

ESCANABA, MI--   A man tried to rob the Hardee’s restaurant in Escanaba Tuesday, but was unsuccessful.

Escanaba Public Safety officers were notified around 11:35 a.m. that a man had given an employee a note indicating it was an armed robbery. The suspect then entered a bathroom and stayed there until authorities arrived.

Units from the Delta County Sheriff’s Office and Michigan State Police Gladstone Post responded to the scene and established a perimeter. Public Safety officers entered the restaurant and talked the suspect into giving himself up.