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Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by Glockrunner, Sep 19, 2003.

  1. Glockrunner

    Glockrunner HOOYA DEEPSEA

    Sep 10, 2001
    A lawyer defending a man accused of burglary tried this creative defense:

    "My client merely inserted his arm into the window and removed a few trifling articles. His arm is not himself, and I fail to see how you can punish the whole individual for an offense committed by his limb."

    "Well put," the judge replied. "Using your logic, I sentence the defendant's arm to one year's imprisonment. He can accompany it or not, as he chooses."

    The defendant smiled. And, with his lawyer's assistance, he detached his artificial limb, laid it on the bench and walked out.