Homeless man gets 180 days for stealing candy

Man was already on probabtion for theft charge

Published On: Aug 30 2012 07:01:03 AM EDT   Updated On: Aug 31 2012 12:19:50 PM EDT
OCALA, Fla. -

A Central Florida judge has sentenced a 21-year-old homeless man to 180 days in jail for stealing $2 worth of candy.

Delvis Rodriguez-Ramos, already on probation for theft, pleaded guilty Wednesday to taking Twix and Snickers bars from an Ocala store.

An employee noticed the candy missing Saturday. Rodriguez-Ramos denied taking the candy, but returned to the store Monday and confessed.

The employee asked him to come back Tuesday to talk about it. When Rodriguez-Ramos showed up, the employee called police.

Rodriguez-Ramos said he had not eaten in a few days and was hungry.

But Futch asked why Rodriguez-Ramos didn't try to find a job or seek help from a homeless shelter. Futch also fined him $500.

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