Nativity thieves sentenced to time behind bars

By: Sherelle Roberts Email
By: Sherelle Roberts Email

They stole baby Jesus from the manger last December, and now two Pulaski County men are learning that thou shalt not steal.

Both Nicholas Brainard and David Gialdini pleaded guilty to a string of thefts in one Somerset neighborhood last year. Police say the men took street signs, holiday decorations, lights, and a figure of Jesus from houses in the Winding Ridge subdivision.

The men were sentenced to one year in jail. They'll have have to serve 45 days of that sentence.

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  • by Bill Location: Daytona Beach on Jun 2, 2009 at 10:25 AM
    Instead of a straight 45 days in jail at this time, the sentence should have sent them to jail for five days for the next nine years beginning December 23 of each year. Put them in jail for the Christmas season.
  • by cincinnatidaddy Location: ky on Jun 2, 2009 at 10:08 AM
    i had david gialdini as a student in class. he is such a good kid. very respectful, articulate, and intelligent. he's not the "idiot" that the prosecuter called him. As all of us, he made a mistake and is rightfully paying the price. let him pay his price and grow from the mistake.
  • by Carl Spackler Location: Bushwood CC on Jun 2, 2009 at 07:24 AM
    Sounds like kids being pranksters to me. 45 days is pretty excessive. Good thing it wasn't a statue of allah or buddah, it would have been classified as a hate crime.
  • by X-Mr. Location: lexington on Jun 2, 2009 at 05:36 AM
    Well they prob got probation for the rest of the time if they mess up go back and do the rest of the year.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 2, 2009 at 04:23 AM
    Why only 45 days, why aren't they serving the whole year? Oh, I'm sorry, I guess we don't want to inconvenience criminals by making them spend time behind bars. Let's get them back on the street as soon as possible so they can commit more crimes.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 2, 2009 at 12:07 AM
    sounds like a waste of taxpayer money and resources. why not simply fine them?? Thats like giving jail time to kids who steal pumpkins on haloween.
  • by Ricky Location: Lexington on Jun 1, 2009 at 09:55 PM
    How does a 365 day sentence end up becoming a 45 day sentence??? I don't understand the judicial system.


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