January 2, 2010
"Man opts for jail over New Year with relatives"
The title of this post is the headline of this amusing story coming out of Italy:
A Sicilian man stole sweets and a packet of chewing gum so he could get arrested and spend New Year's Eve in a jail cell rather than be with his wife and relatives, Italian media reported on Friday.
The 35-year old Sicilian first showed up at a police station on Thursday asking to be arrested because he preferred spending the night in prison rather than with his family, but was rebuffed because he had not committed a crime, the Agi news agency said.
The man immediately went to a tobacco shop next door, where he threatened the owner with a box cutter as he grabbed a few sweets and a packet of gum. He then waited until police arrived to arrest him for robbery, the news agency said.
It seems that we now have nearly conclusive proof that in-laws cause crime.
January 2, 2010 at 10:16 AM | Permalink
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Of course, in-laws are also well-known to cause insanity, so he may be able to swing an acquittal as well.
Posted by: Res ipsa | Jan 4, 2010 4:26:59 PM
Inlaws produce outlaws.
Posted by: har har | Jan 5, 2010 10:11:22 AM