By Douglas Walker
UNEMPLOYED Kenny Richey has revealed his dream job – a ‘Green Machine’ road-sweeper.
The former Death Row con says he loves driving and this is the only way he’ll be able to do it while getting paid.
Big-kid Richey says he’s been getting plenty of behind the wheel practice playing racing games on his Xbox.
The ex-US marine says his ideal car would be a Jaguar but he is happy to settle for a ‘Green Machine’ in the meantime.
He said: “I want to become a bin man as you get to drive one of those Green Machines – I love driving.
“It’s the most likely job I could do where I am able to get behind the wheel.
“When I was in the Marine Corps I used to drive light-armoured vehicles. Now the closest I get is a racing game on my Xbox.”
The distinctive Green Machines can be found in every major capital in the world.
Falkirk-based Applied Sweepers Limited have produced over 10,000 of the sweeping machines, which can be seen in 300 cities across the globe.
Richey, from Edinburgh, says he has a couple of stumbling blocks to overcome before he can start cleaning the city’s streets though.
He said: “I have been seeing a psychiatrist who has been helping me to adjust since I got home. I’ll start working when he gives me the okay to do so.
“I’ll also have to get my full licence, I only have a provisional right now.
“I can drive fine but would need to brush up before taking my test – it’s been over 20 years since I sat behind the wheel.
“My dream car would be Jaguar – that’s a fine British motor.”
Richey has struggled to adapt to freedom since his release and was recently exposed as having a steamy affair with a 16-year-old schoolgirl, Louise Turnbull.
He launched an astonishing tirade against her dad Alastair Turnbull declaring: “I’ll beat him like a bitch.”
Richey says he is determined to fix his broken relationship with ex-wife Wendy Amerud who read about his affair on the internet at home in America.
He was freed from Death Row in January after agreeing a plea bargain to quash his conviction for the murder of two-year-old Cynthia Collins.
The toddler died in a fire in her Columbus, Ohio, apartment while drunken revellers partied outside.
Richey always denied setting fire to the apartment building in a revenge attack on a former lover who lived below the dead girl’s flat.
He is currently undergoing treatment for mouth cancer after being diagnosed in April.