DBOTD: Man is Robbed, Left to Die on Train Tracks
A drunk middle aged man fell from a train platform in Stockholm, Sweden, and blacked out on the tracks. Another man, named Nadar Khiari spotted the unconscious man and did what any other person would do. He jumped down from the platform, robbed the passed out victim, and left him there on the tracks where he was subsequently hit by a train. The victim survived thankfully only losing his foot and the footage was used to catch his assailant.
The court sentenced Khiari to one and a half years in prison for theft, and ordered him to pay $1800 dollars in damages to his victim. He’s also being deported from the country as soon as his sentence is fully served.
Swedish law doesn’t require for people to help someone who’s fallen onto train tracks (even though basic human decency should), so Khiari could only be charged for the theft.
Khiari confessed to stealing the man’s cellphone, gold chain, and silver case. He claimed that he was unemployed and needed money for food and medicine. He also apologized for not alerting anyone that the victim was on the tracks.
I’m sure the apology means a lot to the victim who lost more than just his valuables.
Nation, what sentence do you feel this man would have gotten if the incident would have occurred in the United States? What could he have been charged with to begin with?