A lawyer defending a man accused of burglary tried this creative defence:
client merely inserted his arm into the window and removed a few
trifling articles. His arm is not himself, and i fail to see how you
can punish the whole individual for an offence committed by his limb".
put", the judge replied. "using your logic, i sentence the accused's
arm to one year imprisonment. He can accompany it or not as he chooses".
The accused smiled. with his lawyer's assistance he detached his artificial limb, laid it on the bench and walked out!