Oct 11, 2007

Jail for stealing a Bible

A judge in Singapore sentenced a man to four months in jail for stealing a Bible. District judge Bala Reddy also gave a new Bible to the 26-year-old thief, who said he had tried to steal the book from a bookshop last month because he wanted to replace his old, tattered copy.

On Tuesday, during the sentencing, the judge told the defendant to open his gift. "You will see at page 65 that it says 'Thou shalt not steal.' While you are in prison, sit in prison and read the Bible, and ensure that you don't come before the courts again," Reddy said. via Reuters


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