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Maine-ah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 07:55 AM
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Man to spend night homeless after charity theft
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22840216?gt1=10755



PAINESVILLE, Ohio - A judge on Thursday ordered a Salvation Army worker who stole a holiday kettle containing about $250 to spend the night homeless.

Nathen Smith, 28, was to spend the night anywhere but a house, said Municipal Judge Michael Cicconetti. Smith was fitted with a GPS device to track his moves.

"My initial reaction was, 'Wow.' But I don't think the sentence is too harsh," said Smith, who expected to spend Thursday night in a homeless shelter. "I can see the judge's point because what I did, I shouldn't have done. Now I've got to pay the consequences."

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BlueJazz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 08:02 AM
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1. One Night ? For stealing $250.00 ?? Christ, I've seen people go to prision..
...for stealing that much...And the Guy says "Now I've got to pay the consequences." Geez...Big Deal...

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EvilAL Donating Member (357 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 08:09 AM
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3. I got drunk and passed out on a parkbench before.
I'm not saying that's what homeless people do, but that's what I'd do in this situation.

What about when he needs a piss and gets caught for public urination? Will the judge have the public urinate on him?
What about the bed at the shelter he might be taking from a real homeless guy?
What kinda sentence is that? It's like the Butler pilot thingy from Seinfeld.
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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 08:08 AM
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2. One night? That's a joke.
You've got to love some "charity" workers. Rumor had it the manager of a Salvation Army store about 20 miles away had so much stuff in his garage he couldn't close the door.
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EvilAL Donating Member (357 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 08:16 AM
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4. anywhere but a house?
that's pretty vague too.. Grab a hotel. Car. It's only one night.

and a GPS tracker?
lol.
What a waste of fucking time and money.

Put him in JAIL for a night, fuckin SuperMax general population.
When he gets out, tell him next time it's a year.
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Berry Cool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-26-08 11:06 AM
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5. Relax. He won't spend the whole night.
This judge has become well known for his "let the punishment fit the crime" form of "creative sentencing"...but actually he doesn't follow through with most of his harsh sentences.

He once sentenced a woman to spend the night in the woods alone in winter, because she had abandoned a bunch of kittens in the woods to fend for themselves. In practice, he only allowed her to spend half the night before he sent people out to get her and bring her back inside.
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