This Homeless Man Is Under House Arrest… On The Sidewalk

This Homeless Man Is Under House Arrest… On The Sidewalk
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48-year-old Domenico Codispoti of Milan, Italy, was sentenced to two years under special surveillance and house arrest in 2006 for an accumulated record of attempted robbery, petty theft and drug dealing.

That’s a very difficult sentence to fulfill considering Codispoti is homeless.

According to WorldCrunch, Codispoti must take his blankets and sleeping bag into two deserted arches in Pisani every night at 9 p.m. He is legally required to stay there until 7 a.m. the next day.

After the sun sets, a patrol car comes to check if he is “home.”

“I have always done my stealing at night,” said Codispoti. “That’s why the court gave me this sentence. Since I don’t have a house, there was no other solution left: during the night I can’t move, I have to stay here, stuck on this sidewalk.”

And Codispoti must keep doing this until April 13, 2014. He’s been arrested several times and has served time in jail, but was sent back “home” to serve his “sidewalk time.”

Even if Codispoti were to find the means to move into a house or apartment, it will be against the law for him to do so until he fulfills his sentence. The man was literally sentenced to homelessness.

Codispoti was actually busted for “trying to escape” a few years ago when he “went to the other side of the road to pee” during the hours he’s supposed to be sitting under the arches in Pisani.

He says he’s pleaded with the police many times to send him to prison, but they told him “No, this is an alternative sentence, you should serve it this way.”

Codispoti used to run a bar in Udine, but was forced to close it down when he ran into trouble with drugs.

“It’s an original story to say the least,” notes the lawyer who has been assisting Codispoto for seven years. “We will try to get the measure revoked, my client should stay in a house or a community: at least he would go through the next months with a roof over his head.”

Via: World Crunch, Photo Courtesy: Twitter

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