No jail for man who stole gold slippers

A man who made off with a pair of priceless gold and gem-encrustedslippers in broad daylight will not serve any time in jail, a Torontojudge decided yesterday.

 

A man who made off with a pair of priceless gold and gem-encrusted slippers in broad daylight will not serve any time in jail, a Toronto judge decided yesterday.

 


Miko Petric, 35, was handed an 18-month conditional sentence in a Toronto court yesterday afternoon for his role in the theft of a pair of heavily bejewelled Indian slippers from the Bata Shoe Museum. Crafted from gold thread in the early 1800s, the slippers were insured at $160,000 but by all accounts were considered priceless.

 


Justice Bonnie Croll said the theft of the historically significant slippers was “senseless” and “stupid,” a juvenile impulsive act, and Petric posed no threat to reoffend.

 
 
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