Ricky Q. Caldwell, 52, has announced his retirement. Caldwell’s career was crime and, like Michael Phelps and Michael Jordan, he has previously announced his retirement. However, when called before the court for his 66th conviction, Caldwell told Court Justice Richard C. Kloch Sr. “In my illustrious career, I apologize, and I retire.”
Of course, with 66 conviction, it is hardly an “illustrious career” and more of an infamous career. His latest crime was the robbery of a man in his car outside a 7-Eleven store in Niagara Falls. He is now going back to prison for the sixth time in this life.
The retirement announcement however was the same in 2013 when he was before Niagara County Judge Sara Sheldon and accused of shoplifting and pulling a knife on a clerk at the Family Dollar store. In the latest crime, he was undone by leaving his glasses in the victim’s car.
Despite his long record, Caldwell was allowed a plea bargain to a reduced charge of attempted second-degree robbery with the minimum sentence of three years behind bars and five years of post-release supervision.