One homeless man in Milan is serving his house arrest on a public sidewalk. The 48-year-old male has numerous criminal convictions under his belt including petty theft, drug dealing and attempted robbery.
Homelessness can be unbearable. On top of that, imagine being confined to one location.
One homeless man in Milan has been serving his monitored time on a public sidewalk since 2006.
The 48-year-old male has numerous criminal convictions under his belt including petty theft, drug dealing and attempted robbery.
As part of the house arrest sentence, the man retreats back to his sleeping bag which sits in front of a deserted storefront. He needs to remain in that same spot from 9 o’clock at night until 7 the next morning.
The homeless man stated “I have always done my stealing at night. 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.”
The male once had a different life, raising a daughter and running a bar, but the business eventually closed down and he ended up on the streets. He is slated to wrap up the house arrest sentencing in April of 2014.