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(Reuters)   German thief sentenced to dig a new swimming pool for victim   ( story.news.yahoo.com) divider line
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4817 clicks; posted to Main » on 13 Mar 2003 at 2:44 PM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2003-03-13 11:20:54 AM  
Why not just sentence him to become the guy's butler or something...
2003-03-13 01:42:42 PM  
And zen vee vant you to stand zere on zee edge. Good.

2003-03-13 02:49:48 PM  
Any criminals who commit crimes such as theft (including corporate criminals you stupid fark Lay) should have to work off their crime for those they hurt. Do hard work at minimum wage rates. See how many of these pig-like corprate shiatheads steal the life savings of their employees than... Good punishment in my opinion.
2003-03-13 02:50:10 PM  
Swimming pool for laptop theft?? Germans rule.
2003-03-13 02:52:17 PM  
Dig it baby!!
2003-03-13 02:52:27 PM  
Surprisingly, this sentence did not send the thief off the deep end.
2003-03-13 02:53:00 PM  
i wonder if u can do that here...
2003-03-13 02:53:04 PM  
Bump: because than Hilarity would ensue in the guise of a evening sitcom on ABC... they want to punish the guy not make him a celebrity!
2003-03-13 02:53:32 PM  
Now see, that would be a great idea...sentencing the thief to be his butler...or even if the thief gets into a car accident and doesnt have any insurance, THEN the judge sentences him to butler duty
2003-03-13 02:54:46 PM  
"Hans, is that pool finished yet?"

/goes back to reading Fark on the laptop
2003-03-13 02:57:03 PM  
Oh, those fun-loving Germans and their punishments....
2003-03-13 02:57:26 PM  
Hehe. Ist das funny.
2003-03-13 02:58:20 PM  
Oh that is great one of the best things I have herd all day.
2003-03-13 02:58:32 PM  
Doesn't he have to become his butler?
2003-03-13 02:59:38 PM  
D'oh! Sorry Bump, I missed your post!

It wouldn't have worked out anyway, I hear Elain would have wanted to date him...
2003-03-13 03:05:08 PM  
This kind of punishment would never float in the US. Lawyers would dive right in on this one. They would try to set a precident equal to Row vs Wade. It would be splashed all over the newspapers too.

-hopes the fark filters don't kick in-
2003-03-13 03:06:58 PM  
I wish they had that here, he could probably sue if the stolen laptop electricuted him or gave him a rash or blister. Lousy American lawsuits......
2003-03-13 03:10:57 PM  
So the thief stole his old swimming pool? Wassup wit dat?

*reads article*

Ohhhhhh. I get it.

/Wacky titles.
2003-03-13 03:19:16 PM  
Leeds Great minds think alike I gather...
2003-03-13 03:40:14 PM  
Big_Bad_Dad: *groan* I hate puns heh
2003-03-13 03:42:41 PM  
This seems kind of like tribal sentencing I have read about, where the killer has to provide for the victim's family.

Except in a non-killer, pool building kind of way.
2003-03-13 05:30:08 PM  
Because he's MY BUTLER.

[image from frank.harvard.edu too old to be available]
2003-03-13 09:57:22 PM  
c'mon, how about a hero tag for the sentance?
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