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Only in America: The robber who's too fat for a police lineup

A 400-pound robber is freed because there are no other "grossly overweight" men in the police lineup — and more in our collection of strange revelations about the nation

A 400-pound convicted robber has been released from prison because a police lineup did not contain any obese people. Eric Kenley was convicted after being identified by victims. But an appeals court said the lack of "grossly overweight" men in the lineup violated Kenley’s rights, while conceding the difficulty of finding five other 400-pound men.