Prison for man who stole $5 donation
How about this story by Jim Suhr for the Associated Press... a man in Illinois was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for taking a $5 bill from a charity collection jar at the Community Kindness Resale Shoppe.
Richard Hedger II, was sentenced Tuesday after pleading guilty to felony theft for stealing from the jar, placed on a thrift-store counter. Money in the jar was meant for Belleville police Sgt. Jon Brough, 48, who was shot in the face and permanently blinded in November by a double-slaying suspect who later killedA cashier said she saw Hedger with the jar just before she noticed a $5 bill missing. The shop's general manager also said Hedger apologized before he was taken away in handcuffs.
Hedger was charged with a felony because of a prior felony conviction. He received a two-year sentence in 2004 after pleading guilty to aggravated battery, for spitting on another Belleville police officer.
Are you kidding me? 2 1/2 years in prison?