A Tel Aviv Magistrate’s Court judge has released a homeless man charged with breaking into a Hod Hasharon kindergarten and stealing food from the refrigerator.
According to a Walla report, the man confessed to interrogators that he had broken into the premises on two occasions, explaining that he moves regularly from one homeless shelter to another and is often hungry. “I eat what I find in garbage cans and parking lots,” he said. The first time, he said, “I climbed in through an unlocked window in search of food. I thought I’d better not get into trouble, so in the end, I left without taking anything.”
On the second occasion – after which he was apprehended — he said, “I entered through the door, opened the fridge and took three muffins, part of a loaf of bread and a container of hummus — and then I left. That was all the food I had that day.”
The public defender who served as the man’s lawyer lauded the judge for his compassionate ruling.
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