LAWYER DEFENDING A MAN
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 offence 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.
With his lawyer´s assistance he detached his artificial limb, laid it on the bench, and walked out.