A 22-year-old man was sentenced to eight months in jail after he stole clothes from neighbors’ homes in Guangzhou, Guangdong province. The suspect told police that he did it because he was so absorbed in his online games, he didn’t feel like doing laundry.
The man, surnamed Liu, admitted to his own crimes at the Haudu district court, saying that his obsession with gaming and, probably, sheer laziness led him to the desperate act.
One of Liu’s victims told the court that he came home to find his house tampered with, noting that one of his yellow jackets and some jeans had gone missing, Global Times reports, citing local media.
He said two of his white shirts had also gone missing on different occasions, and other neighbors reported that clothing had been stolen from their homes as well.
The clothing thief was sentenced to eight months in jail and fined 1,000 yuan for four counts of theft and breaking and entering, according to the report.
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