An unemployed man with a previous criminal record had to spend a month-and-a-half in prison for trying to steal a oilet from a McDonald’s in the Palermo neighborhood of the City of Buenos Aires.
The 26-year-old was actually sentenced to a whopping four months behind bars, along with some community service. But considering he had already spent so long in prison, the Oral Criminal Court 29 said he could go free in order to complete 444 hours of community service within the next 18 months, reports Infonews.
The incident took place on May 29 of this year at the McDonald’s on Libertador Avenue 3883, located in the Palermo neighborhood. That afternoon, the 26-year-old, identified only as S.M.F. went into the disabled toilet and removed it from where it was tacked to the floor with four nails, breaking the ceramic floor as a result. When an employee saw him emerging from the restroom with a large object concealed inside a bag, he informed a police guard standing nearby.
No word on whether his prior convictions included counts of stealing other commonly used appliances.