Mobile Phone Thief Asks For, Then Gets, 99 Year Prison Sentence

from the welcome-to-jail dept

No one ever said that criminals were particularly intelligent. It appears that one particular criminal, who was on trial for stealing a single mobile phone, did everything possible to antagonize the jury -- leading him to receiving a 99-year sentence. He had a number of prior convictions for theft, and then proceeded to show less than no remorse. Instead, he testified about his philosophy in life: "There's things I choose to do, like, if I go in a store and choose to take a Snicker's bar. If you catch me, you catch me. If not, I'm going to go home and eat it up and go on about my business, dog." He also made an "obscene hand gesture" at someone he tried to rob (but failed).

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  1. identicon
    darwinsquirrel, Jul 12th, 2005 @ 8:57am

    who says winners of the darwin award have to die

    maybe we should stretch the rules to include this clown, from the sounds of the report.

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    mike, Jul 13th, 2005 @ 4:29am

    Re: who says winners of the darwin award have to d

    hahahhahha if u catch u catch me if u dont ---- ahhh shut up stupid people screw up all the time u can add that guy to the list

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    nahtan, Mar 27th, 2007 @ 4:01am

    robbing phone

    what a prat dont think shuld get 99 years i think he should be hailed as king and glorified all hail the 99 years jail thief god bless his kind soul and i hope he is famous some day.

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