Italian court rules food theft ‘not a crime’ if hungry

Food Theft Not A Crime Unless Hungry
Food Theft Not A Crime Unless Hungry

Italy’s highest court of appeals has ruled that stealing small amounts of food to stave off hunger is not a crime. Judges overturned a theft conviction against Roman Os-tria-kov after he stole cheese and sausages worth only $4.50 from a supermarket.

It is unlikely that supermarket’s owners appreciate the court of appeals’ generosity with other people’s belongings.

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