MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A man has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison for stealing gas masks and a bomb detector before the Super Bowl in Minneapolis.

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman’s office said that Emitt Long, a 46-year-old who lists no permanent address, was caught breaking into a car the Tuesday before the Super Bowl.

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But the vehicle he broke into, the attorney’s office said, belonged to law enforcement officers.

Witnesses to the break-in led police to a home in Robbinsdale, where Long surrendered and was arrested. A case he stole from the vehicle contained radiation- and bomb-detecting equipment valued in excess of $80,000.

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Long said he used a screwdriver to break a window and grab a large case and lunchbox cooler.

He confessed to looking at what he’d stolen, and tossing everything in a dumpster, with the exception of two gas masks, which he said he kept “because he wanted to smoke weed out of them.”

Police were able to recover everything.

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Long was sentenced to 20 months in prison. At the sentencing hearing, when asked if he wanted to say anything to the judge, he replied, “I’m tired of this. I want to hug my wife before I go.”