GIRARD, Ohio (AP) — A man has chosen to wear a sign proclaiming he’s a thief rather than go to jail for theft in Ohio.
Forty-three-year-old Greg Davenport, of Liberty Township, pleaded no contest this month to a theft charge for stealing merchandise from a Wal-Mart store in the township in December.
A Girard Municipal Court judge found Davenport guilty. But he gave him the sentencing option of wearing a sign saying, “I am a thief. I stole from WalMart” or serving 30 days in jail.
Davenport has to wear the sign in front of the store eight hours a day for 10 days of his choosing.
Davenport says the sign is better than being in jail, and he just wants to finish his punishment.