Thursday, June 18, 2009

Stealing in order to go to jail

You know, for most of us, stealing is something that we do (if, of course, we do in fact steal) despite of, in fear of, the fact that we might go to jail. However, this isn't always the case. Some will steal in order to go to jail.

A jobless Taiwan man released from prison stole a box of cotton swabs just to get arrested again because he "could not forget the police department boxed lunches," officers and local media said Tuesday.

The homeless man in Taipei first stole a pair of shoes on Sunday, was detained and released, the Liberty Times said. He then resorted to stealing again the next day just to get back inside and be fed for free.

Now jail food really doesn't have that much of a reputation for excellence, anywhere in hte world, and I doubt that Taiwan is all that different. So, the guy must have been desperate, right?

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