Homeless Czech man dreams of prison term

Police took the 30-year old identified as Karel G. to a psychiatric clinic after the first offence but he was discharged after three days.

Homeless Czech man dreams of prison term

A homeless Czech man smashed a police car window, an entrance door and a cash machine in a failed bid to sort out his accommodation problem by getting into police custody and eventually prison.

"He said during interrogation that he had no job, nowhere to live and thus wants to go to prison," a police officer from the northern city of Usti nad Labem told daily Mlada fronta Dnes.

Police took the 30-year old identified as Karel G. to a psychiatric clinic after the first offence but he was discharged after three days.

He immediately trashed the door of a trolley-bus company depot, and waited patiently on the site for police to arrest him again.

When that did not qualify him for custody, he smashed a bank machine, causing 110,000 crowns ($5,021) in damage.

But that was still short of what was needed to lock the man up pending trial, the paper said, and he was freed again.

"We want to turn to a psychiatrist again to help us arrange a speedy trial. We do not want to wait until he hurts someone next time," the police officer said.

Reuters

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