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Man Who Swam to US from Canada to Deliver Books is Released

Man Who Swam to US from Canada to Deliver Books is Released

ED WHITE, Associated Press
Created: February 11, 2020 06:46 PM

A man who said he swam across the Detroit River from Canada to try to deliver handmade books before Christmas has won his release after two months in U.S. custody.

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Christopher Sagajllo was arrested in December after crossing the Detroit River in a wetsuit and landing at Zug Island, just south of Detroit.

U.S. District Judge Linda Parker sentenced the 56-year-old man to time served Tuesday, clearing his return to St. Catherines, Ontario.

The British native is a permanent Canadian resident. Defense attorney Benton Martin says Sagajllo is not a "dangerous individual." 

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ED WHITE, Associated Press

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