Skip to comments.Woodland cheese shoplifter gets 7 years 8 months in prison (California)
Posted on 03/02/2010 2:34:09 PM PST by OldDeckHand
A Yolo County judge on Monday sentenced a man who walked out of a store with a package of cheese in his trousers to seven years and eight months in prison.
Prosecutors had originally sought a life sentence for Robert Ferguson under the state's "three strikes" law. They dropped that bid last month, saying a psychological report had convinced them that a life sentence wasn't warranted.
At Monday's hearing, Deputy District Attorney Clinton Parish urged Judge Thomas Warriner to consider at least one of Ferguson's prior strikes one for burglary and another for assault with a deadly weapon and to sentence him to a lengthy term.
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California is an unsalvageable mess.
Take a bite out of crime.
Hey! That’s not cho cheese!
California is probably too far gone, about the same as the UK it seems.
Good thing he didn’t stuff a moose down his pants.
Ah......The Power of Cheese....
Is that a wedge of cheese in your pocket or are you just happy to see us?
Boy if I got arrested every time I left a store with cheese in my pants. bada bing bang
He had 13 prior convictions and had spent 22 of the past 27 years behind bars...
On Jan. 6, jurors convicted Ferguson of two counts of petty theft for snatching a woman's wallet from the counter of a 7-Eleven store and for stuffing a bag of Tillamook shredded cheese worth $3.99 into his pants at Woodland's Nugget Market.
The judge gave Ferguson 825 days of credit for his time in jail awaiting trial and said Ferguson would be required to serve half his sentence in prison. He will be eligible for parole in less than three years.
Eight years, just for cheese? I'd say, "Typical reporting!"
Exactly! I KNEW it wasn’t just the cheese. He didn’t learn his lesson from his prior 22 YEARS in jail. Just stop doing crimes, no matter how “minor”.
eight hundred and twenty five days in jail waiting for trial???
if you read the full article you will see that this guy has been a habitual criminal and multi-time loser his whole life. I think a judge just took this opportunity to get him off the streets for as long as possible.
“Just stop doing crimes, no matter how minor.”
Why you authoritarian dictator you!
(channeling my inner losertarian)
Obviously didn't steal it from this Cheese Shop.
“Terribly sorry, we seem to be all shoplifted out....”
“I want to steal some CHEESE!”
We from the Golden State don't mind illegal aliens, we are okay with failing schools, we hate successful businesses and we just love environmental regulations; however...
We do not tolerate cheese napping!
It did not say that. It said:
The judge gave Ferguson 825 days of credit for his time in jail awaiting trial...
Maybe he got bonus credit.
Not according to the article.
Why would anyone get bonus credit?
Gerbil? or hamster?
How is it that THIS guy gets the “3 strikes”, and the guy who supposedly kidnapped that 17 yr old in San Diego (who was extremely dangerous) didn’t get the 3 strikes??? He had more charges against HIM. What’s going on??
Good behavior, overcrowding, etc.
People routinely serve less actual days than their sentence. It did not say that he was given "825 days credit for the 825 days he spent in jail prior to sentencing." It said he was given "825 days credit for the time he spent..."
We'll have a right to speedy health care too! /s
Sure. Like the guy who drinks, smokes, and is overwieght and has a heart attack because he ate warm bread. The cheese ain't got nothin to do with it.
Looks like at least one murder rap for him now.
Looks like a baby Roborovski Dwarf Hamster (often weighs less than 1 ounce when full grown).
It’s hard to figure out what to be most appalled and disgusted about. There are too many choices.
1) Clearly mentally ill offender.
2) Pants cheese?
3) 92 months for stealing pants cheese?
4) Assault with intent to soda.
5) Can get out in 3 years and change.
6) Has already served 825 days (2 years, 3 months, 5 days) *awaiting* trial.
7) Freaking California.
8) Insanely long list of prior offenses.
I’m thinking we need a desert island for this guy, along with a great big garden full of ripe pumpkins, so he can live happily ever after.
Never heard of them. They look like a cross between a hamster and a gerbil. Larger more intelligent eyes than a standard hamster.