Two men in Steamboat Springs, Colorado were sentenced to serve six months in jail and pay restitution of $15.00 for climbing a store fence and taking over-ripe food from a garbage area, according to a story in The Steamboat Pilot & Today. The sentence arose from a plea agreement through which a felony charge was apparently dropped.
According to one of owners of the store where the acts took place, the prosecutor in the case told him that he wanted to make an example out of the two. However, the owner said he considers the result excessive and "ridiculous", the story said.
[Edited 2006-09-04 21:01:21]