Hey, it’s a brand-new freedom!
A guy has been sentenced to five months in jail for snatching the toupee off the head of a politician. Five months, and I’m not making that up.
The court’s reasoning was that the wig-grabber deprived the lawmaker of his “freedom to look good.”
Honestly, I wasn’t even aware that there WAS a freedom to look good, or I would have exercised it long ago.
And surely barbers who give mullet haircuts could go to prison for life.
I’d give a lot to see this guy on his first day in the slammer, when he has to tell the other hardened cons that he’s doing time for wig-snatching. They may deprive him of his freedom to look good pretty quickly.
Above: Not the guy in the story. Former Philippine presidential contender Eddie Gil touches his wig in 2004 file photo. REUTERS/ Erik de Castro
Left: Wigged women at the E3 Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, June 2, 2009. REUTERS/Phil McCarten