Bum caught grabbing half a ham and cheese sandwich. No bread, no mustard, but he got the ham and cheese, briefly. What’s sad is that he spent the weekend in our jail, unable to post $250 bail, and is probably now in state custody. I do understand that we can’t have a society where thieves are free to snatch and grab, and I surely understand that the police were merely doing what we expect them to do, so no criticism implied or intended, but what a waste of resources. No answer here – social services? They were surely available if he’d asked, but still, two weeks in jail for a slice of ham?