The Prosecutor's Office asks for four years and ten months in prison for a man steal a sandwich in a bakery in Barcelona. The events happened last March and the public prosecutor asks for such a high penalty because the defendant used violence: he used a can of soda to force the salesgirl to give him the sandwich, as reported by eldiario.es.
The events happened last March in Barcelona. The man was arrested minutes after he stole and then told the Mossos dEsquadra that he had broken the can to make cuts in his arms to show that he was hungry, something that really happened and that there are photographs, according to the media.
Witnesses and the defendant agree that there was no attempt to steal the money from the box or objects from the premises of much more value than the snack. However, the Public Prosecutor's Office believes that the facts constitute an offense of robbery with violence and intimidation and use of weapons in establishments open to the public, and in addition to the prison sentence, it asks the defendant to pay the costs of the proceedings and can not Present during the same period as a candidate for any election call.