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OT:Actor who appeared in "Sea Hunt" & "Surfside Six" gets life in prison for robbery spree
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2006-03-10 07:40:46 UTC
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One-time actor gets life in prison for robbing, beating senior citizens

By Jon Burstein
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted March 10 2006


A 70-year-old former actor was sentenced to three consecutive life
terms Thursday for a four-week robbery spree that left his victims
bloodied, battered and traumatized.

Alan Paley, who appeared in television series such as Sea Hunt and
Surfside Six, preyed on visitors at Broward County hotels, holding them
up at gunpoint and bashing their heads in with his .380 automatic when
they fought back. In one case, he repeatedly slammed the gun down on a
71-year-old man's head, leaving his victim crumpled on a bathroom floor
and so bloodied people thought he was stabbed.




"Your infliction of injuries was not only intentional, but it was
repeated and it was without mercy," Broward Circuit Judge Cheryl
Alemán said as she sentenced Paley. "There wasn't the tiniest bit of
empathy that was displayed to your elderly victims. Based on the
testimony presented to this court, you were ruthless and really devoid
of any mercy."

Paley apologized Thursday, calling his actions "idiotic." The hunched
man with thick glasses talked at length about how he became depressed
because he couldn't find a job to support his family. He complained
about various ailments, including a hip replacement and heart problems.

"I sit here now and I still don't know how I was able to do those
things," he said.

In September 1990 a Broward Circuit Court jury acquitted Paley of
attempting to rob a man in a Fort Lauderdale hotel bathroom. His
attorney in that case argued that Paley, who worked in the insurance
industry, was too smart to commit such a crime during daylight hours in
a busy hotel.

Broward Sheriff's Office detectives most recently arrested Paley, of
Aventura, in March 2004, after receiving a tip that he was the criminal
dubbed by authorities "The Middle-Aged Mugger."

Prosecutors charged Paley with four separate holdups at hotels in
Deerfield Beach and Plantation in January and February 2004.

During the spree, Paley:

Pistol-whipped a Wyoming man in a hotel hallway, sending his victim to
the hospital for head wounds.

Shoved a gun in the face of an 88-year-old man after bursting into the
victim's hotel room.

Pointed a gun at a Sunrise woman in a hotel parking lot, asking, "Do
you want to die?"

Jerrold Newman, whom Paley attacked in the bathroom, testified at a
Tuesday hearing that Paley left him with permanent emotional and
physical scars.

"He spoiled my sense of security," Newman said. "He gave me nightmares
for a very long time."

Paley pleaded guilty last week to seven felony counts, including
robbery, aggravated battery, attempted robbery and burglary. Under
state sentencing guidelines, he faced a minimum of 19 1/2 years and up
to life in prison.

Prosecutor Elizabeth Scherer urged that Paley be locked away for good,
saying his crimes devastated lives and were full of rage.

"The state does not believe this community is safe if Alan Paley ever,
ever gets out from behind bars, whether he be 90 or 110," Scherer said.
"If he was able to commit these crimes at 69 years old with all these
health problems, the state's position is he will do it again if he gets
out."

Assistant Public Defender Dorothy Ferraro asked that Paley receive the
lightest possible sentence, saying the attacks were out of character
for the family man. Paley's wife and one of his daughters testified
Thursday that he is a loving father and husband.

Ferraro told Alemán that even if Paley got the minimum sentence, he
probably wasn't going to live to see the end of it. Before sentencing
Paley, Alemán detailed each of his crimes, saying he not only stole
the victims' money, but their peace of mind.

"You made intentional choices," Alemán said. "You made choices to
victimize the most vulnerable and least deserving of harm ... Even the
sight of the quantities of blood that were described by the victims in
this case did nothing to soften your resolve to ruthlessly obtain your
own selfish ends."
Brad Ferguson
2006-03-10 08:26:14 UTC
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One-time actor gets life in prison for robbing, beating senior citizens
By Jon Burstein
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted March 10 2006
A 70-year-old former actor was sentenced to three consecutive life
terms Thursday for a four-week robbery spree that left his victims
bloodied, battered and traumatized.
Alan Paley, who appeared in television series such as Sea Hunt and
Surfside Six, preyed on visitors at Broward County hotels, holding them
up at gunpoint and bashing their heads in with his .380 automatic when
they fought back. In one case, he repeatedly slammed the gun down on a
71-year-old man's head, leaving his victim crumpled on a bathroom floor
and so bloodied people thought he was stabbed.
Here's a 2004 story about the case, from a local TV station's website
(there's a mug shot of Paley, too):

http://www.local10.com/news/2922957/detail.html

The story makes no mention of this guy ever having been an actor, and
IMDb's never heard of him. Neither has Google, as far as I can tell.
(There is a sound and dialogue editor of the same name; one hopes he's
never attacked anybody.)
Charlene
2006-03-10 09:25:01 UTC
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Post by Brad Ferguson
The story makes no mention of this guy ever having been an actor, and
IMDb's never heard of him. Neither has Google, as far as I can tell.
(There is a sound and dialogue editor of the same name; one hopes he's
never attacked anybody.)
If he did, it would likely be in the UK, as that Alan Paley is based in
London.

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Bermuda999
2006-03-10 13:00:28 UTC
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One-time actor gets life in prison for robbing, beating senior citizens
By Jon Burstein
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted March 10 2006
A 70-year-old former actor was sentenced to three consecutive life
terms Thursday for a four-week robbery spree that left his victims
bloodied, battered and traumatized.
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Post by Brad Ferguson
Here's a 2004 story about the case, from a local TV station's website
http://www.local10.com/news/2922957/detail.html
"Middle-aged?"
bellytalker
2006-03-10 16:05:48 UTC
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"Middle-aged?"
Have you been to Broward County lately? He *IS* middle-aged.
bellytalker
2006-03-10 16:06:15 UTC
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"Middle-aged?"
Have you been to Broward County lately? He *IS* middle-aged.
d***@comcast.net
2006-03-10 16:10:41 UTC
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Have you been to Broward County lately? He *IS* middle-aged.

It's an improvement from when 57 was described as "elderly"!
aka Bob
2006-03-10 22:51:54 UTC
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Have you been to Broward County lately? He *IS* middle-aged.
It's an improvement from when 57 was described as "elderly"!
Well! Yesterday I went into a health food shop in town to get some
comfrey ointment for son-in-law Steve's aching thumb tendon (damaged
in a car accident). When I went to pay for it the young thing at the
counter asked if I was eligible for their senior citizen's discount.
Hummmm ... said I. I don't think so because I'm not 65 until December.
Ohhhh ... said she. You're a senior citizen from sixty on. Which
really made my day ...

Would vitamins help?





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Charlene
2006-03-11 00:03:49 UTC
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Well! Yesterday I went into a health food shop in town to get some
comfrey ointment for son-in-law Steve's aching thumb tendon (damaged
in a car accident). When I went to pay for it the young thing at the
counter asked if I was eligible for their senior citizen's discount.
Hummmm ... said I. I don't think so because I'm not 65 until December.
Ohhhh ... said she. You're a senior citizen from sixty on. Which
really made my day ...
Would vitamins help?
Did getting a discount help?

My dad started getting the senior's discount (they didn't ask, just
gave it to him) at about 35. At 35 I was still getting asked if I was
18.

Cigarettes may kill, but they also make you look old.
aka Bob
2006-03-11 00:21:43 UTC
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Post by aka Bob
Well! Yesterday I went into a health food shop in town to get some
comfrey ointment for son-in-law Steve's aching thumb tendon (damaged
in a car accident). When I went to pay for it the young thing at the
counter asked if I was eligible for their senior citizen's discount.
Hummmm ... said I. I don't think so because I'm not 65 until December.
Ohhhh ... said she. You're a senior citizen from sixty on. Which
really made my day ...
Would vitamins help?
Did getting a discount help?
Getting a discount *always* helps.
Post by Charlene
My dad started getting the senior's discount (they didn't ask, just
gave it to him) at about 35. At 35 I was still getting asked if I was
18.
Up until yesterday there were people who thought I was still in my
mid-fifties. I'm still trying to figure out what I did differently
last week.
Post by Charlene
Cigarettes may kill, but they also make you look old.
You're right there. Good thing I don't smoke cigarettes.





"It's not that I'm afraid to die. I just don't want to be there when it happens." - Woody Allen

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Wax-up and drop-in of Surfing's Golden Years: <http://www.surfwriter.net>
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Rich Clancey
2006-03-11 13:06:23 UTC
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Well! Yesterday I went into a health food shop in town to get some
comfrey ointment for son-in-law Steve's aching thumb tendon (damaged
in a car accident). When I went to pay for it the young thing at the
counter asked if I was eligible for their senior citizen's discount.
Hummmm ... said I. I don't think so because I'm not 65 until December.
Ohhhh ... said she. You're a senior citizen from sixty on. Which
really made my day ...
When I was about 50, a young lady at the cash register of a fast
food restaurant looked at me in some confusion, and said "Y'all ain't
qualified for no senior discount yet, ah yiz?" That was wonderfully
put, in the obscure Boston African-American dialect, because it let me
ask for the discount if I thought I deserved it, but expressed doubt
that I was old enough, and either way didn't embarrass either of us.
--
rich clancey ***@bahleevyoome.world.std.com
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see because we happen to have eyes." -- Leibniz
Hoodoo
2006-03-11 00:17:51 UTC
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Subject: OT:Actor who appeared in "Sea Hunt"
Ironic timing?:


From: ***@comcast.net
Newsgroups: alt.obituaries
Subject: Archive: Lloyd Bridges, Mar.10, 1998
Date: 9 Mar 2006 19:02:58 -0800

Actor dies at 85
March 11, 1998

[snip]

Bridges in "Sea Hunt"
In 1957, Bridges took the role that changed his career: Mike Nelson, a
Navy frogman-turned-undersea investigator in "Sea Hunt." The networks
turned down the series as being too limited in scope, so producer Ivan
Tors offered it in syndication a year later. Soon it drew bigger
ratings than the network shows and lasted for 156 episodes.
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One-time actor gets life in prison for robbing, beating senior citizens
By Jon Burstein
South Florida Sun-Sentinel
Posted March 10 2006
A 70-year-old former actor was sentenced to three consecutive life
terms Thursday for a four-week robbery spree that left his victims
bloodied, battered and traumatized.
Alan Paley, who appeared in television series such as Sea Hunt and
Surfside Six, preyed on visitors at Broward County hotels, holding them
up at gunpoint and bashing their heads in with his .380 automatic when
they fought back. In one case, he repeatedly slammed the gun down on a
71-year-old man's head, leaving his victim crumpled on a bathroom floor
and so bloodied people thought he was stabbed.
"Your infliction of injuries was not only intentional, but it was
repeated and it was without mercy," Broward Circuit Judge Cheryl
Alemán said as she sentenced Paley. "There wasn't the tiniest bit of
empathy that was displayed to your elderly victims. Based on the
testimony presented to this court, you were ruthless and really devoid
of any mercy."
Paley apologized Thursday, calling his actions "idiotic." The hunched
man with thick glasses talked at length about how he became depressed
because he couldn't find a job to support his family. He complained
about various ailments, including a hip replacement and heart problems.
"I sit here now and I still don't know how I was able to do those
things," he said.
In September 1990 a Broward Circuit Court jury acquitted Paley of
attempting to rob a man in a Fort Lauderdale hotel bathroom. His
attorney in that case argued that Paley, who worked in the insurance
industry, was too smart to commit such a crime during daylight hours in
a busy hotel.
Broward Sheriff's Office detectives most recently arrested Paley, of
Aventura, in March 2004, after receiving a tip that he was the criminal
dubbed by authorities "The Middle-Aged Mugger."
Prosecutors charged Paley with four separate holdups at hotels in
Deerfield Beach and Plantation in January and February 2004.
Pistol-whipped a Wyoming man in a hotel hallway, sending his victim to
the hospital for head wounds.
Shoved a gun in the face of an 88-year-old man after bursting into the
victim's hotel room.
Pointed a gun at a Sunrise woman in a hotel parking lot, asking, "Do
you want to die?"
Jerrold Newman, whom Paley attacked in the bathroom, testified at a
Tuesday hearing that Paley left him with permanent emotional and
physical scars.
"He spoiled my sense of security," Newman said. "He gave me nightmares
for a very long time."
Paley pleaded guilty last week to seven felony counts, including
robbery, aggravated battery, attempted robbery and burglary. Under
state sentencing guidelines, he faced a minimum of 19 1/2 years and up
to life in prison.
Prosecutor Elizabeth Scherer urged that Paley be locked away for good,
saying his crimes devastated lives and were full of rage.
"The state does not believe this community is safe if Alan Paley ever,
ever gets out from behind bars, whether he be 90 or 110," Scherer said.
"If he was able to commit these crimes at 69 years old with all these
health problems, the state's position is he will do it again if he gets
out."
Assistant Public Defender Dorothy Ferraro asked that Paley receive the
lightest possible sentence, saying the attacks were out of character
for the family man. Paley's wife and one of his daughters testified
Thursday that he is a loving father and husband.
Ferraro told Alemán that even if Paley got the minimum sentence, he
probably wasn't going to live to see the end of it. Before sentencing
Paley, Alemán detailed each of his crimes, saying he not only stole
the victims' money, but their peace of mind.
"You made intentional choices," Alemán said. "You made choices to
victimize the most vulnerable and least deserving of harm ... Even the
sight of the quantities of blood that were described by the victims in
this case did nothing to soften your resolve to ruthlessly obtain your
own selfish ends."
I am so happy to run across this article. I feel justice has finally been served. My Father was the person in the Ft. Lauderdale Hotel bathroom (the Sheraton Execuport Hotel) that Paley tried to rob in 1990. He hit my father in the head with his gun and asked him for his watch and money. My father was a tough man and fought back, grabbed Paley's gun and chased Paley through the lobby and out to the parking lot where he shot Paley through the car door and, I believe, in the abdomen that caused Paley to have surgery.

Of course they found Paley not guilty.....actor....insurance agent.....family man.....Floridian. My father had a business....much better family man, I know for sure, as he wouldn't hurt anyone even being down in his business at the time.

This article makes me very happy.

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