The Rodent King will remain in his cage a little while longer.
Robert Hollywood, 55 – the man who made headlines in 2004 following his arrest for keeping hundreds of rats and mice, dozens of them dead, in his Menlo Park home – was sentenced Friday to 16 months in County Jail after pleading no contest to felony possession of methamphetamine. As part of his sentence, he received 181 days credit for time served, according to prosecutors.
On Feb. 9, police patrolling the Rolison Road area of Redwood City asked Hollywood if he was on probation, and he said yes even though he wasn’t. The officers found a small amount of methamphetamine on him and arrested him.
In 2004, Hollywood was convicted of felony animal cruelty after more than 200 domesticated mice, 68 rats, two boa constrictors and a cat were reportedly found in his Colby Avenue home in Menlo Park. About 70 of the rodents were found dead and either stuffed in a freezer or in the garbage disposal.