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Old 05-29-2015, 07:23 PM
 
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Judge orders woman to walk 30 miles, the length of trip, for bai - 19 Action News|Cleveland, OH|News, Weather, Sports

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LAKE COUNTY, OH (WOIO) - In Lake County, Judge Michael A. Cicconetti is known for giving people a taste of their own medicine and Thursday's sentencing did not disappoint.

Creative Cicconetti is known for finding punishments that fit the crime more closely than you imagined and Friday Victoria Bascom began her journey to justice.

Prosecutors say Bascom called a cab to take her from Cleveland to Painesville. After arriving at her destination, she bailed without paying.

Bascom was found guilty so Judge Cicconetti gave her a sentence of her choice: either serve 60 days in the Lake County Jail or walk 30 miles within 48 hours. Why 30 miles? That is how far the taxi drove her.

Bascom chose the latter and began walking at the Lake County Fairgrounds Friday afternoon.
I think it seems to be a fitting punishment to me. Go judge!
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Old 05-29-2015, 09:14 PM
 
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30 miles in 48 hours is pretty ambitious for most people. But it beats 60 days in jail by a mile... Or 30.
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Old 05-29-2015, 09:17 PM
 
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I walked 20 miles in 7 hours so it's very do-able.
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Old 05-29-2015, 09:28 PM
 
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The punishment fits the crime.
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Old 05-29-2015, 09:53 PM
 
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Great sentence.
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Old 05-29-2015, 09:56 PM
 
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30 miles in 48 hours is pretty ambitious for most people. But it beats 60 days in jail by a mile... Or 30.
7-9 hours.

Easy peasy.

I like these creative solutions.
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Old 05-29-2015, 10:20 PM
 
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I would have given her another 24 hours to complete the task. Other than that, I think it is a great punishment.
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Old 05-29-2015, 11:36 PM
 
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The woman is young and not overweight so the walk won't kill her.
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Old 05-30-2015, 12:02 AM
 
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I walked 20 miles in 7 hours so it's very do-able.
For you maybe. We don't even know what this woman's health is like and neither does the judge.
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Old 05-30-2015, 05:33 AM
 
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For you maybe. We don't even know what this woman's health is like and neither does the judge.
Well, she had two options; either go to jail or walk 30 miles. I can only imagine if she had some health issues she would've said something.

She seems like a perfectly able bodied young woman VERY capable of walking 30 miles.
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