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California Man Gets Seven-Year Sentence For Stealing Cheese

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Mice beware.

A Woodland, Calif., man convicted of swiping a package of shredded cheese from a grocery store was sentenced to seven years and eight months in prison Monday, The Sacramento Bee newspaper reports.

Prosecutors had originally asked the judge in the case for a life sentence for Robert Ferguson under the state’s controversial “three strikes” law. Ferguson, who had 13 previous convictions, was found to suffer bipolar disorder that resulted in poor impulse control, according to a psychologist’s report introduced at trial.

Full story: California Man Gets Seven-Year Sentence For Stealing Cheese via Sacramento Bee