Aging inmate wants longer jail term to avoid working!

December 25th, 2008 - 4:24 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Dec 25 (ANI): A 69-year-old Chinese man begged a court to jail him for a longer period after he was sentenced to two years in prison for robbing a woman.

Besides being jailed, the court asked Fu to pay a fine of 6,000 yuan (875 dollars) for robbing a woman of a bag containing more than 9,000 yuan worth of valuables at Beijing Railway Station, reports the China Daily.

However, Fu begged for longer jail term for his offence so he could spend his twilight years in a warm place where food was aplenty.

He said he was too aged to support himself by doing farm work in Qidong, his hometown in Hunan province.

He said that village authorities offered him a monthly subsistence allowance of 600 yuan, which he complained, “was too little to support myself”. (ANI)

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