A man in Texas received a 16 year prison sentence for
stealing a Snickers candy bar. On previous occasions he
had stolen a bag of Oreos and a tool box.
Hoping to avoid a potential crime wave of chocolate bar thefts, the Tyler, Texas
Assistant District Attorney Jodi Brown felt she had no choice but to bump up a
minor misdemenor into a full-blown felony charge. After all, she joked, it was a
KING-SIZE candy bar.
Har dee har har. Gotta love that Texas cop sense of humor.
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