Shame As Punishment
A judge in Maryland views a sandwich board as the modern equivalent of a scarlet letter: shame as punishment.
A woman who stole $4.52 worth of fuel was ordered to stand outside the gas station Friday wearing a sandwich board sign that declared: "I was caught stealing gas."
One of the bystanders who watched the woman endure catcalls and blaring horns from passing cars asked the right question: "What is this, the Middle Ages?"
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