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.
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.