groppet: Sounds like a traveler, but not smart enough to know when to GTFO.
Target Builder: Is it just me or is it weird how the article uses dollars and makes a point that the asshole was British, when the story apparently all took place in the UK?
danielscissorhands: "For get her gutters cleaned"?I don't even remember what you're talking about.
morgen_benner: My grandmother served on the jury for a man who got 9 years for stealing a danish from the gas station valued at $1.89. Then we wonder why our prisons are overcrowded.../CSB
DubtodaIll: Three years? That's inhumane.
MagSeven: Elderly woman getting charged $50 to have her gutters cleaned is my favorite Pearl Jam song.
morgen_benner: y grandmother served on the jury for a man who got 9 years for stealing a danish from the gas station valued at $1.89.
lilbjorn: Why the "Strange" tag? People who abuse the elderly should go to jail. Now he can experience what it's like to have his gutters cleaned after he said no.
drjekel_mrhyde: DubtodaIll: Three years? That's inhumane.That's odd for a European country.
cirby: morgen_benner:My grandmother served on the jury for a man who got 9 years for stealing a danish from the gas station valued at $1.89. Then we wonder why our prisons are overcrowded...It's usually because of the six-time losers who get "sent to prison for stealing a danish" after their previous convictions for all of the other crap they did in the past - they're going back to prison for a probation violation, not the $1.89.Most people convicted of petty theft for the first time don't even get sent to jail - it's usually a fine and probation.
Jim.Casy: lilbjorn: Why the "Strange" tag? People who abuse the elderly should go to jail. Now he can experience what it's like to have his gutters cleaned after he said no.I think it's due to the prison sentence. What are the odds that this 88 year old woman was just confused? Could this whole thing have been a misunderstanding? Would a night in jail have cooled everyone down?3 years is a long god damn time, and if the U.K. is anything like the U.S.A. then his arrest just ruined his ability to hold a normal job.
Beeblebrox: He probably didn't even fix the cable.
hagopiar: $15,000+ per year to spend on a $50 swindle? Surely this not justice for the taxpayers
ramblinwreck: And women that murder their children get less time. Meredith Borowiec from Calgary being a recent example. 2 killed and the third was attempted. Total time given was 18 months.
fastfxr: When I was a kid there was this old lady with a massive yard--something like 3 acres. I used to mow that sucker for $10, using a push mower. It would take me all day--dawn to nearly evening. I'd been doing it all summer, then one day she suddenly decided it wasn't short enough, and was quite upset with me.I went home and told my Dad. He told me I was an idiot--it was costing me $10 in gas alone (something I wasn't considering as it was coming from a farm tank) and I wasn't making any money. I went back in two weeks and told her it would be $20 and she flipped out.I learned alot that day. Economics and that people are dicks.
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