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Starving man who stole instant ramen is sent to prison

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Much like Jean Valjean who spent 19 years for stealing bread because of hunger, a man who stole instant ramen to save himself from hunger is being sent to prison. 


A 39-year-old man was given a prison sentence for stealing food multiple times by the Daejun Court on October 25. 


The man was arrested for theft in May received a suspended sentence of 6 months in jail and 2 years of probation. The next month in June, the 39-year-old broke into a restaurant and stole 6 cans of soda, a portable gas range, and 5 packages of instant ramen. He stole from the same business 3 times over the course of 2 months; the man took instant noodles and coffee drinks, worth about $50 USD. In July, he snuck into an apartment complex and stole 10 yogurt drinks. 


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The court concluded that the man committed the crimes as a means to survive and gave him the lightest possible sentencing of 8 months, even though he stole during his probation period. 


In the statement, the court said, "Even though he committed similar crimes, the defendant is apologetic and the damage was little," explaining the short period of imprisonment.

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    Haneefah Thursday, October 27, 2016

    Though its good that he gets meals in prison, its still so sad -_- I mean.. would it be so hard to give some food from time to time so he doesn't have to resort to stealing.. and some ppl out there who do way worser crimes get light sentences ?? deff, this is just messed up. I would give him shelter then send him to prison.. =-=

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    daFoolio Wednesday, October 26, 2016

    crime was committed... but hey... at least in prison he'll get fed 3 meals a day!

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    IARMY93 daFoolio Wednesday, October 26, 2016

    U got a point, tho still i feel sorry for him :(

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    qybbomi Wednesday, October 26, 2016

    meanwhile celebrities who committed DUI several times were only fined.

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    crazyft qybbomi Wednesday, October 26, 2016

    meanwhile RAPE crimes increasing but light sentences for who committed

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