First degree murder, rape, drug dealing, espionage, and child abuse. These are all crimes that can earn you life in prison, one of the most serious sentences in America (aside from the death penalty, of course). So when 34-year-old Jacobia Grimes was told he was facing life in prison for allegedly stuffing $31 worth of sweets into his pockets, you can bet he was pretty outraged.
Grimes was caught red-handed after a manager at the Dollar General store, where the crime took place, spotted what was happening and immediately called the cops. The unlucky thief didn’t even get to enjoy the fruits of his labors, because he was forced to unload his pockets before his arrest.