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

(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.

An Iranian man will lose his hand after being convicted of stealing chocolate.
An Iranian man will lose his hand after being convicted of stealing chocolate.   (©Adfar Khan)
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