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Accused Thief Steals From Judge At His Own Trial

fbrdphreak

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http://go.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?type=oddlyEnoughNews&storyID=12845195******=rss/oddlyEnoughNews

BERLIN (Reuters) - A 61-year-old German on trial for theft got himself into more trouble when he stole from the judge during his court hearing, police said Thursday.

Police in the central town of Coburg said that while facing her at the bench, the man pocketed a bunch of keys from the judge, who did not notice until he had left the room.

When confronted by court officials in the toilet, the man, who had a string of convictions for theft, told them he had been shocked to discover the keys in his pocket.

"He told them he realized how suspicious his story would sound and that he had therefore hidden the keys under a toilet brush," said police spokesman Bernhard Schmitt. "He'd been stealing all his life so it was probably just an intuitive act."

While the court officials decided what to do next, the man wrote a written confession to the deed. The theft meant the initial trial had to be temporarily suspended on legal grounds in case the judge showed bias in the case.
:laugh:

I don't know why, but this makes me think of the story about the convict & peanut butter at his trial from that Denzel movie.
 

MoPHo

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if he just keeps stealing from every judge he has to see, he'll never be sentenced.
 

Ika

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Originally posted by: MoPHo
if he just keeps stealing from every judge he has to see, he'll never be sentenced.
good point. maybe he's smarter than we give him credit for...
 

pclstyle

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probably trying for insanity plea...


if they can prove it's a condition that he can't be held accountable for, he'll likely get a little therapy, a convenient 'hanicapp' plate on his vehicle, and a nice disability paycheck


would be sweet.
 

fbrdphreak

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Originally posted by: pclstyle
probably trying for insanity plea...


if they can prove it's a condition that he can't be held accountable for, he'll likely get a little therapy, a convenient 'hanicapp' plate on his vehicle, and a nice disability paycheck


would be sweet.
Insanity? Doubtful.

Innocent due to Mental Disease or Defect, maybe. Then he'll just get therapy or something and be out later, free to steal people's keys or gavels or whatever...:p
 

compnovice

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While the court officials decided what to do next, the man wrote a written confession to the deed. The theft meant the initial trial had to be temporarily suspended on legal grounds in case the judge showed bias in the case.
:laugh:

Wow....great staying out of jail tactics....is he on bail?

 

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