Apr 26, 2015

The Burglar

A lawyer representing a man accused of burglary, in order to get his client off the hook, tried the following very clever defense: “My client merely inserted his arm into the window and removed a few trifling articles. I fail to see how the whole individual should be punished for an offense committed by his arm only.”

The judge's reaction: “Very well, using your logic, I sentence the defendant’s arm to one year’s imprisonment. He can accompany it to prison or not as he chooses.”

The defendant and his lawyer smiled at each other, and with the defense lawyer’s assistance, the accused burglar detached his artificial arm, laid it on the bench, and walked out of the courtroom free. –Contributed by Ralph/Author Unknown

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