SAN FRANCISCO — A thug cartoon mascot known for stealing cars and assaulting pedestrians has been freed from prison after more than two decades behind bars.
Kendrick Harris, the character who once stole a tractor trailer, was released from prison Friday morning after serving more than seven years behind bars on charges including aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, kidnapping and burglary.
The actor was sentenced to three years in prison in June and was released last year after serving a four-year sentence in prison for armed robbery and aggravated assault.
Harris, known as “Gentle Giant” because of his large stature, was one of the most popular characters in a cartoon called “Giant Comics.”
He gained fame for a cartoon that depicted the character robbing a truck that was parked in a mall parking lot.
In the show, the thuggish rapper was a member of a gang of thieves and robbers who were on their way to a movie theater.
On Feb. 17, 2016, Harris robbed a vehicle parked in front of the Hollywood-based Paramount Pictures, a film studio owned by the studio’s chairman and CEO, Tom Rothman.
When police tried to stop the thugs, they found Harris holding the stolen tractor trailer and trying to run away, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
He pleaded guilty to robbery, kidnapping, burglary and attempted armed robbery.
During his time in prison, he was also convicted of two felony counts of assault on a police officer.
After serving his time, Harris returned to acting and began working with the actor in the television series “The Fugitive.”
“I am glad to be home free and well,” Harris said in a statement released by his lawyer, Joel Weisman.
“The people of San Francisco deserve better.”