• Homeless man gets 180 days for stealing candy

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    OCALA, Fla. - A Marion County judge has sentenced a 21-year-old homeless man to 180 days in jail for stealing $2 worth of candy, WFTV learned on Thursday.
     
    Delvis Rodriguez-Ramos, who was already on probation for theft, pleaded guilty Wednesday to taking Twix and Snickers bars from an Ocala store.
     
    According to the Ocala Star-Banner, an employee noticed the candy missing on 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 told the Star-Banner 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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