Mike Mann, bailiff and probation officer for the Western District Court, shows off a shirt offenders must wear.
(The Toledo Blade/Fraser)
WAUSEON, Ohio (CBS/AP) I went to court and all I got was this lousy T-shirt.
That's the complaint from some offenders crossing paths with a northwest Ohio judge, who's ordering neon green T-shirts and adding them to his sentencing repertoire.
The shirts say "I'm a thief" and the judge is requiring certain convicts to wear them while they perform court-ordered community service.
Western District Court Judge Jeff Robinson in Fulton County says that very public punishment can act as a deterrent.
The Toledo Blade reports he's mostly ordered the shirts for convicted shoplifters. At least one defendant wanted to pay a stiffer fine instead.