Man jailed for grabbing ex’s phone to read texts

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Man jailed for grabbing ex’s phone to read texts
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An 24-year-old from Puglia has been jailed for two years and two months for robbery, after he snatched his ex-girlfriend’s phone from her to read her text messages.


In what is said to be the first ruling of its kind, Italy’s Court of Cassation upheld the jail term after concluding that forcefully taking someone’s phone was the same as robbery, Corriere del Mezzogiorno reported.

The court also said the man, from the city of Barletta, had violated the woman’s privacy after attempting to read her private messages.

In his defence, he claimed his actions were not “unjust” because he wanted to show the girl’s father evidence of her alleged betrayal.


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