||A lawyer defending a man
accused of burglary tried this creative defense:
"My client merely
inserted his arm into the window and removed a few trifling articles. His arm is not
himself, and I fail to see how you can punish the whole individual for an offense
committed by his limb."
"Well put," the
judge replied. "Using your logic, I sentence the defendant's arm to one year's
imprisonment. He can accompany it or not, as he chooses."
The defendant smiled. And, with his lawyer's
assistance, he detached his artificial limb, laid it on the bench and walked out.