Prisoner cites belief in “Festivus” in order to receive kosher meals

I’m not one to judge people based on their religious beliefs, no matter how outlandish they seem to me.  But this time, claiming your religion to be “Festivus” in order to get your fill of kosher meals, well I’m calling shenanigans on this one.

When Malcolm Alarmo King was sent to the Theo Lacy jail on drug charges, he wasn’t a big fan of the dining menu.  King didn’t care for the food served in prison because he preferred a healthier alternative, so he requested the higher protein kosher meals.  Judge Derek G. Johnson granted King his wish, which apparently didn’t sit too well with the Sheriff’s department, because of the higher cost of kosher meals.

King was able to get by using his belief in “healthism” to garner the special diet, but at his sentencing the judge said he needed to put down a religious belief on the order so that the kosher meal request would go through.

So King said “Festivus,” the very made up winter celebration made famous by Frank Costanza on Seinfeld.

For better or worse, the ploy worked.  During is stay in jail, King received three healthy, kosher meals a day.  Yep, it was a regular “Festivus” miracle.  Unfortunately for King it was a short lived miracle, as he was released from jail to face possible deportation to Liberia, as he is suspected of being in the U.S. illegally.

Enjoy “Festivus” while you can Malcolm, because from what I understand, it’s not so big over in Liberia…which I hear is lovely this time of year.

[The Orange County Register]


Jeff Greenwell is the writer/editor of Last Angry Fan. Jeff has been known to rock a Speedo while belting out Robert Goulet tunes from his front porch, and in his spare time he enjoys capturing and training feral goats to be his minions. Also known to dig a nice brick of cheese from time to time.
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  • Butter
    21 December 2010 at 6:59 pm
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    High five to the prisoner who totally duped the officers in the Theo Lacy Jail. . What I don’t understand is how they say he is in the U.S. illegally and are shipping him back to Liberia, but all the millions of illegals they stop every day for traffic or alcohol incidents – they let go – at least in Missouri, so why bother with sending King home. To me there is no difference. Let him stay here like all the other illegals.

  • Anonymous
    21 December 2010 at 7:11 pm
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    So funny he duped the officers at the Theo Lacy Jail. Why are they sending him back home. They let all the rest of the illegals stay here in this country. Surprised they don’t let him go.

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