The 28-year-old faces expulsion from Denmark for stealing two colas from an Aarhus store.
The man in question had previously been kicked out of the country for a previous criminal offence and given a two-year entry ban, so his seemingly innocuous crime will now have serious consequences.
“It will likely be 20 days in jail and a six-year entry ban,” police spokesman Vagn Martinussen told TV2 Østylland.
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Martinussen stressed that it was not the theft in and of itself that has triggered the punishment, but rather the 28-year-old's violation of his entry ban. Police, of course, would have never known about the violation had the man simply purchased his soda.