Judge orders man to wear message

September 24, 2008 5:53:46 AM PDT
"Daddy, don't steal."

That's the message a Michigan man has to wear for months.

Daniel Cleland is being ordered by a Kalamazoo County judge to write those words on his hand or arms for seven months.

Cleland told the judge his 6-year-old gave him the advice.

The kid's recommendation of "`Daddy, don't steal" sounds good to the judge, too.

Cleland now avoids seven months in jail on a charge of felony retail fraud.