Friday, September 29, 2006

Boxing clever

GREENSBURG, Pa. -- Justin Michael Kalich, 26, came dressed for court, but not in a suit and tie.

He showed up at a courthouse in Greensburg, Pa., Wednesday wearing a cardboard box on his head.

The blue and white box was his lawyer's idea. Attorney Jeff Leonard didn't want a potential witness to be able to recognize Kalich before a preliminary hearing on charges he stole a reel of wire.

Kalich wore the box while he waited outside the office of District Judge James Albert for a 10:45 a.m. appointment.

But after a meeting with the judge, Kalich agreed to pay for the wire, about $600. Charges are being dropped, and so is the box.

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