Thief Who Left Victim on Tracks Sent to Prison
He robbed drunk man in Sweden, left him to get hit by train
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 23, 2012 3:16 PM CDT
Image from CCTV footage file photo dated Sept. 8, 2012, shows a man being robbed while on subway tracks.   (AP Photo/Swedish Police, File)

(Newser) – A 28-year-old Tunisian who was caught on security camera robbing a man who had fallen onto the tracks on the Stockholm subway and then leaving him to be hit by a train was sentenced today to a year and a half in prison for theft. A Swedish court ordered Nadar Khiari to pay $1,800 in damages to his victim and ruled that he will be deported after serving his sentence. He was not charged with abandoning the man, since Swedish law does not require people to help.

The court wrote that the victim had been "in a particularly vulnerable position, lying intoxicated and injured on the subway track without any opportunity to protect himself, in danger of being killed or being seriously injured. Nadar Khiari must have been fully aware of this." Khiari confessed to stealing the man's cell phone, a silver case, and a gold necklace, saying he was unemployed and needed money for food and medicine. The victim was hit by a train and lost a foot, but survived.

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Oct 24, 2012 12:41 PM CDT
I do hope he is stoned to death when he gets back to his home country. I'd make that pos lay on tracks and watch him being hit by a train.
Oct 23, 2012 10:45 PM CDT
How about robbery that resulted in the death of the victim? Happens a lot for a few dollors or less.
Oct 23, 2012 7:54 PM CDT
For all the folks in the world whose homes are bombed or shelled or are torn up by gunfire I will bet that they would be model citizens for life in quiet countries like Sweden. After watching the original tape quite a few times I feel that him and his kind (his immediate family) should also be deported back to where they came from along with him when it comes time to send him home. Unless they can prove that he really is and always has been out of control such unmitigated, callous opportunism and disregard for the welfare of others is not usually restricted to a single family member and his acts are not only a stain on him and his family but on us all for giving him shelter. Islam would have had his right hand cut off simply for the theft so perhaps he felt that the West was weak and he could get away with it. He certainly looked at ease as he left the station.