Criminal walks free because he is too big for prison uniform and bedBy Mason White 9:12 AM March 28, 2014
By: Devansh Dutt
(Scroll down for video) A criminal got a lucky break and was allowed to walk free because of his body size.
Jude Medcalf, 23, who is 7 foot 2 inches tall, has been released after a judge accepted the fact that the prison beds and uniforms were too small for him.
Jude Medcalf, 23, of Newton Abbot, Devon, England, committed a series of crimes after being diagnosed with Klinefelter’s, a rare disorder which causes a person to keep growing.
He terrorized an innocent woman by firing a BB gun at her through a window. He was also accused of stealing about $50 from an NHS office.
Medcalf was found with stolen food including beef, which was taken from the Sloop pub in Newton Abbot, while staff was distracted.
Medcalf admitted to the possession of an imitation firearm and a sharp metal object, criminal damage and theft. He was remanded into custody for sentencing.
He was released from prison after the court was told that he had struggled throughout his 75 day stay in prison because there were no beds or uniforms to accommodate him.
His attorney, William Parkhill, told the judge that people picked on him in jail because of his size, but he was immature and was unable to deal with it.
“He has been targeted twice in prison and had a black eye the last time he came to court,” Parkhill told the court.
Rather than prison time, Medcalf received a six month curfew and community service for 12 months.