So I steal $250K and have to spend 300 hours walking warm dry streets with a sign. Beats unloading 50 pound bags of sugar from an 18 wheeler for minimum wage.
HOUSTON (KTRK) — A man who stole money from crime victims stood on one of the busiest streets in Houston today to tell everyone he’s a thief. Daniel Mireles walked back and forth on Westheimer in front of the Galleria holding a sign. It read, “I am a thief. I stole $250,000 from the Harris County crime victim’s fund. Daniel Mireles.” A judge ordered the public humiliation as part of Mireles’ sentence. “I’ve been stopped by two gentlemen who don’t approve of me walking the street. This block right here,” he said. “They don’t approve of what I did, but they don’t approve of this.” Mireles must stand at the intersection for five hours every weekend for the next six years. His wife Eloise, a former county employee, was also convicted of theft in July. She’ll serve the same public punishment once she gets out of jail. (Copyright ©2010 KTRK-TV/DT. All Rights Reserved.)