Uncruel and Unusual Punishment

When three young girls caused $30,000 worth of damage to Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy’s mansion, instead of involving the authorities he decided on his own unusual punishment.

“I tried to be lenient with them but wanted to punish them,” Cathy said. “I wanted to show them there was a better way than the way they were going.”

The punishment includes four terms: Each of the girls must write “I will not vandalize other people’s property” 1,000 times, abstain from TV and video games for six months, read a “good book” for three hours a day and submit weekly written book reports to him for 13 weeks.