WHITE PLAINS – A homeless man who stole a Bible from a city book store got one for free yesterday and will have plenty of time to read it – at the Westchester County jail.
Richard Dorazio, 53, was sentenced to 30 days in jail Thursday after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor petty larceny charge, admitting to City Court Judge JoAnn Friia that he stole a $14.01 Bible from the Barnes & Noble bookstore at 230 Main St.
The incident took place shortly before 6 p.m. Wednesday, when cops said Dorazio hid the Bible in a plastic bag and tried to leave the store without paying. He was caught by store security.
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Joseph Spano, deputy commissioner of the Westchester County Department of Corrections said Dorazio, who normally stays at the county homeless shelter in Valhalla, “asked for and received a Bible today” at the jail.
Spano said the jail’s clergy provides free Bibles to any inmate who requests one.