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A 62-year-old man in Columbus, Ohio, robs a bank and promptly turns in the cash — and himself. Why? According to this CNN article, because he’s jobless and broke, and wants to get sent to jail to get his three square meals. The judge obliged, giving him a three-year sentence.

It’s too bad this news didn’t break until he’d already been sentenced. I am guessing that if the story got national exposure before then, there would have been enough donations to keep this poor guy out of jail.

(HT: Dean Strachan)