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Mass. man pleads guilty to crime spree that ended in Vt.

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts man who went on a crime spree that ended with a high-speed chase and crash in Vermont has been sentenced to up to four years in prison.

Shawn Tripodes of North Adams was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to charges including motor vehicle theft, wanton destruction of property, larceny and receiving stolen property.

Prosecutors say the 19-year-old defendant and another man started their spree on April 5 when they stole a vehicle in North Adams. Over several days, they stole more vehicles, ditching the old ones when they either broke down or ran out of gas.

The men were arrested April 9 in Vermont after a chase and crash.

The Berkshire Eagle reports that Tripodes told a judge he did what he did because he was "young and dumb."

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