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Old 01-04-2010, 06:00 PM   #1
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Italian opts for jail over New Year with relatives

Italian opts for jail over New Year with relatives

ROME - A Sicilian man stole sweets and a packet of chewing gum so he could get arrested and spend New Year's Eve in a jail cell rather than be with his wife and relatives, Italian media reported on Friday.
The 35-year old Sicilian first showed up at a police station on Thursday asking to be arrested because he preferred spending the night in prison rather than with his family, but was rebuffed because he had not committed a crime, the Agi news agency said.
The man immediately went to a tobacco shop next door, where he threatened the owner with a box cutter as he grabbed a few sweets and a packet of gum. He then waited until police arrived to arrest him for robbery, the news agency said.
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Old 01-04-2010, 09:55 PM   #2
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Uh...I can understand that emotion. I have some relatives that I'd rather be in jail than eat New Year's dinner with.
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If he prefers jail to spending time with his relatives (including wife), then he needs to make some major life changes quickly.
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