July 31st, 2014 09:26 EST
625 Pound Perp Says He is Too Fat to Make Court Appearance
"Jeffery Klein weighs 625 pounds and has missed a number of court appearances. He contacted FOX 17 on Wednesday from a hospital and said he suffered a mild stroke earlier that day.
Klein said his legal battle began two years ago with what he called a stupid decision.
`I was upset,` he said. `I admitted to police that I did a bomb threat over the phone at the Cedar Springs Mobile Home Estates.` Klein made the threat in response to fines that were issued to him for littering and other offenses, he said."
Klein is now bed-ridden due to his tremendous weight. Klein`s 5-foot wide bed would have to be transported to the courthouse via an ambulance with a heavy-duty suspension system and brought to the courtroom in a freight elevator.
It was Klein`s criminal behavior that got him in trouble with the law, and it was his criminal gluttony that caused him to be bedridden. He doesn`t deserve any consideration or special treatment; I would pay for this fat tub of lard to be transported to the courthouse via a dump truck.
Klein`s sob story doesn`t move me, he deserves to die in a jail cell. Being grotesquely overweight shouldn`t be a "get out of jail free card."
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