A man with no criminal record spent 10 months in a German prison instead of his convicted brother before anyone noticed.
After his 35-year-old brother Rudolf was sentenced to two years on a procuring and prostitution conviction, Norbert, 37, suggested swapping places, reports Hamburger Abendblatt.
The paper, which gave no last name for the pair, says they spawned the plan during a final night on the town in Hamburg on the eve of Norbert’s admission to jail.
“We got completely sloshed that last night and Rudi was all tearful about being sent to the slammer,” Norbert was quoted as saying.
“So I says: “Hey, I’m out of work and have this drinking problem and need to dry out. So, I’ll serve your time for you“.”
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Would you do this for a sibling?