Nicaragua Puts 3 on Trial Over 2-Banana Theft
Bananas were worth 32 cents each, and the trial will cost $600
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 21, 2014 2:12 PM CST
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(Newser) – A court's decision to hold three men for trial for the attempted theft of two bananas is drawing surprise and ridicule from lawyers in Nicaragua. The bananas stolen are valued at 32 cents, while the trial is expected to cost at least $600. Prosecutors said in preliminary proceedings yesterday the three men tried to steal the bananas from a fruit vendor in December. They ran with the fruit but were caught. Two are being held at a local jail, and a third is under a form of house arrest. The trial is set for April 23. Lawyer Ivan Morales isn't defending any of the men, but says the decision to prosecute is inexplicable. "It is ridiculous to hold a trial that costs a lot of money, over two bananas," he says.

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BarackMustGo
Feb 23, 2014 7:20 AM CST
The attached photo brings the Obama's to mind, anyone else?
Mad
Feb 22, 2014 11:55 AM CST
Lookit all these silly post, folks going apeshit over bananas. *same/same
orlandojon
Feb 22, 2014 10:21 AM CST
Go ahead and laugh, but we do the same thing every day in the US