Woman Gets 30-Mile Walk Punishment from a Judge after She Ditched a $100 Cab Fare

Imagine you leave work after a long and tiring day that started early in the morning and ended somewhere late in the evening. You get home just to realize there’s a text from your boss he sent on your phone, saying you’re not getting paid for today. There’s no natural way to think of that unless you’re a cab driver and have at least once experienced a bad customer who stepped out of the car without paying.
Judge Cicconetti is known around town for his “creative” sentencing 1 photo
It appears that Judge Michael A. Cicconetti from Lake County, Ohio trusts that working a decent job is something people should respect, so he couldn’t just leave the incident pass unnoticed. So instead of demanding Victoria Bascom to pay solely the 100 bucks she owed to the car driver, he also offered her a choice instead of a 30-day jail punishment.

According to The Mirror, Bascom was traveling between Cleveland and Painesville when she left the taxi without handing over any cash.

Apparently, Judge Cicconetti is known around town for his “creative” sentencing. So instead of sending her to prison, he asked the woman to choose between that and walking the equivalent distance of what she covered with the cab in the first place. Naturally, the bad passenger accepted walking a 30-mile trip within 48 hours.

According to the source, the judge told Bascom: “If you can’t afford a cab what would you do? Walk. So I think it’s appropriate that you walk the 30 miles, instead of jail. It’s going to get boring, but if you don’t go to jail, you do that.
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