The Bizarre World of Florida

Homeless man gets 180 days in jail for stealing $2 worth of candy September 12, 2012

Filed under: Amazing,Bad Luck,Bizzarre,Really Dumb,WTF? — floridaduh @ 4:05 pm

A North Florida judge has sentenced a 21-year-old homeless man to 180 days in jail for stealing $2 worth of candy.

Delvis Rodriguez-Ramos — already on probation for theft — pleaded guilty Wednesday to taking Twix and Snickers bars from an Ocala store.

The Ocala Star-Banner reports an employee noticed the candy missing Saturday. Rodriguez-Ramos denied taking the candy, but returned to the store Monday and confessed. The employee asked him to come back Tuesday to talk about it. When Rodriguez-Ramos showed up, the employee called police.

Rodriguez-Ramos told the Star-Banner he had not eaten in a few days and was hungry.

But Futch asked why Rodriguez-Ramos didn’t try to find a job or seek help from a homeless shelter. Futch also fined him $500.


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