The Yokohama District Court found a 16-year-old boy guilty of stealing yesterday, and as a result put him on unlimited probation.
After being rumbled by a record shop owner whilst trying to steal a CD, the unnamed youngster would probably have gotten away with just a slap on the wrist. But instead the boy apologized profusely and promised to go home and get the necessary money to pay for the disc.
Contrary to what most people would have expected, the boy was as good as his word, and amazingly returned 20 minutes later to pay the store owner in full. The only problem was he got the money from an old lady’s purse, which he snatched soon after leaving the store. An act that raises considerable doubts about the boy’s morals, but not it has to be said, his resourcefulness.