Iranian Chocolate Thief Will Lose Hand
Man convicted of robbery sentenced to amputation
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 17, 2010 3:28 PM CDT
An Iranian man will lose his hand after being convicted of stealing chocolate.   (©Adfar Khan)

(Newser) – An Iranian man convicted of robbing a candy store will have his hand cut off as punishment, reports the BBC, citing local media. Police found $900, gloves, and what the BBC describes as “a large amount of chocolate” in his car before arresting him. Typically, amputations are used as punishment for habitual thieves. This man was also sentenced to a year in prison.