Ten Months In Jail For Stealing A Comic Book

Ten Months In Jail For Stealing A Comic BookToday, Alain Wauters, 56, was sentenced to ten months in a Belgian prison for stealing an original copy of Tintin, Le Crabe Aux Pinces D'Or (The Crab with the Golden Claws), from an auction house.

We reported the crime last year, and it seems the Thompson Twins have finally got their act together. He was also charged with stealing Tintin Au Congo (Tintin In The Congo).

His girlfriend was found not guilty of being an accomplice, despite her presence at both crimes. Wauters must also pay 1000 Euros to the album's owner.

I also wondering just how he'll explain his crime to fellow prisoners…

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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