Creative Sentencing:  OH Man who is Convicted of Theft is given the Choice between 30 days in Jail or Wearing a sign that says “I am a thief” for 8 hours a Day for 10… Scroll down to read more!



This is the Liberty Township, Ohio Walmart….




And this is 43 year old Greg Davenport, who was caught in December, 2015 trying to walk out of the store with a 52-inch television without paying.




And, having been found guilty of theft, here is Greg serving his sentence…




A Girard Municipal Court judge found Greg guilty of theft and then gave him a choice during sentencing:  Greg was given the option of serving 30 days in jail or wearing a sign saying “I am a Thief I stole from WalMart” in front of the store for eight (8) hours a day for ten (10) days.   Greg made the right decision; he chose the sign.  




Greg spoke to a local TV station reporter while wearing his sign (you can see the story by clicking here), saying said that the sign is better than being in jail and that he he chose it so he could take care of his parents.  “I stole, I got punished”, and now Greg just wants to finish his punishment. 



During Greg’s ten (10) day sentence every other hour some one will come out to make sure that he is walking the street in front of WalMart and is wearing the sign. In the meantime Liberty Police Chief Richard Tisone said that he hopes that the sign is sufficiently embarrassing that Greg, who reportedly has a number of previous petty charges against him, does not steal again.  “Maybe they’re a little embarrassed by the fact they have to hold a sign up, so it might affect some of these individuals, so I’m all for it.”




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