A High Court judge in Belfast, Northern Ireland today proved that he believed in making punishments fit crimes. When confronted with a 13 year old boy who had been accused of a number of burglaries, the judge asked the youth what it was he owned that meant a lot to him, and the boy responded that it was his Xbox.
As a result of this, the judge agreed that the boy could be freed on bail -- but only if he surrendered his Xbox to the authorities, to be returned once the charges had been dealt with. The judge's reasoning? That it would show the miscreant what it was like to have something he valued taken from him.
Supernanny would be proud.
This article originally appeared on GamePro.com as Teenager Ordered to Surrender Xbox
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