Sunday, February 22, 2009

OUT OF JAIL AT 2 P.M., BACK IN JAIL AT 3 P.M.

This is a true story of a young man, who was an ex-convict for less than an hour before finding himself back into trouble with the law. The man in his late 20s who was just released from the prison hailed a taxi and asked to be taken back to his family's house in a remote village in the south.

On the way, the young man noticed somebody walking with a cell phone. He asked the cab driver to stop for a few moments, exited the cab, followed his victim for a few meters, snatched the phone, returned to the taxi, and asked the man to drive on. It would have been a clean break had it not been for an unmarked patrol car nearby that witnessed the phone snatching. Less than an hour from being discharged from the prison, the man was back in custody, being held for a trial he's very likely to lose, considering the witnesses to the crime.

Crime will ultimately not benefit a person.
No matter how tempting it may appear, crime doesn't pay


1 comment:

Rudd said...

It is becoming rampant here now. The young man probably wants the life in jail, or he hasn't learned the hard ways of being incarcerated. He needs some lashings.