Back in August of 2008 Staten Island's Joseph Papapietro was charged with backing his red Ford F-150 pickup truck into three local storefronts
. As the three businesses were owned by Mexicans, this was considered to be a hate crime
. Still, prosecutors considered letting him off light if he paid $30,000 in restitution
. The victims seemed to like the idea, but it went south, the trial was postponed
, and now Papapietro, known affectionately around his way as Papa Joe, has been found unfit to stand trial by reason of mental incapacity. He will be put in a mental institution and reevaluated every so often to see if he's sufficiently cognizant to stand trial. If he's faking, he isn't getting much out of it -- he may be held at the institution for as long as two-thirds of the maximum sentence on the charges, or ten years.