Dashcam video of Leo Sharp's arrest, the inspiration for Clint Eastwood's Earl Stone in 'The Mule' | Bob's Blitz

Dashcam video of Leo Sharp's arrest, the inspiration for Clint Eastwood's Earl Stone in 'The Mule'

The DEA spent months investigating the Sinaloa cartel’s operation in the Detroit area and tracking their most prolific drug mule: Leo Sharp, a World War II veteran with no criminal record. Sharp became the inspiration for Clint Eastwood's Earl Stone in the hit movie 'The Mule.'



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Here's Sharp after being sentenced to 3 years.



Wikipedia reported, "Sharp was allowed to speak at his sentencing hearing before Judge Edmunds. He addressed the judge, "I’m really heartbroken I did what I did, but it’s done." In an effort to avoid jail Sharp made one final, strange plea. If he could avoid jail, he proposed paying the $500,000 penalty he owed the government by growing Hawaiian papayas. "It’s so sweet and delicious," he told the court. The court declined the offer and sentenced Sharp to three years in prison. His defense stated that Sharp had dementia, and would do poorly in prison. Sharp was released in 2015 due to declining health after only serving a year in prison. He died in 2016 at the age of 92."

Here's a short video comparing Sharp and Earl.



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