The lawyer was in court, defending a man who had been accused of burglary.
Trying a creative defense to get his client off the hook, the lawyer said to the judge, “My client merely inserted his arm into the window and removed a few paltry items. His arm is not himself, so I fail to see how you can punish the whole individual for an offense committed solely by his arm”.
“Well put”, the judge replied with a grin. “Using that same logic, since your client’s arm is guilty of the burglary, I sentence the defendant’s arm to one year’s imprisonment. Your client can accompany the arm or not, as he chooses”.
The defendant smiled and with his lawyer’s help, he detached his artificial arm, laid it on the bench and walked out of the court.
I would have loved to see the look on the judge’s face.
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