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Thursday, September 14, 2006

Retiree Gets Jail For Stealing Raisins.

A German court sentenced a pensioner to four months in prison for repeatedly stealing grapes and raisins, authorities said Wednesday.

"At some point you have to say, enough is enough," said Christian Kropp, presiding judge in the eastern town of Sondershausen. "You can't go on granting probation forever."

The 63-year-old grandfather had just begun his second consecutive period of probation for theft when he was caught stealing two bags of raisins worth 3.90 euros ($4.95).

The man told the court he had been unable to help himself because he wanted to nibble on something sweet, Kropp said.

Reuters, Berlin


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