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Judge Spares Burglar Jack Taylor, 18, Jail So He Can Kill Baby Seals

| by Michael Allen

In Worcester, England, an 18-year-old burglar, Jack Taylor, was allowed to skip community service and jail time, and instead take a job killing baby seals in Alaska.

Taylor was also ordered to pay compensation to his victims and observe a 7pm to 7am curfew for three months.

The judge in the case, Recorder Edward Coke, said it was important for a young man with a girlfriend to be employed and get "off his backside to work."

Taylor was arrested in the early hours of August 19, 2011, when the homeowners were woken by the sound of a motorcycle being dragged along their drive.

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Defense Attorney Siobhan Collins said Taylor had no previous convictions and was supported by his family. He had taken the motorcycle because he thought pot was hidden under the saddle.

Taylor and a 15-year-old boy were arrested, but no action was taken against the juvenile.

Previously, Taylor worked in a slaughterhouse in Norway (pictured below).