The headline makes it sound funny. It almost certainly wasn’t.
He wasn’t just “stealing beer.” He was threatening to murder someone with a deadly weapon in order to effect a robbery. Not the same thing.
You can see that he’s already been convicted of the crime. It looks like he pleaded down his “Robbery with a Dangerous Weapon” to “Common Law Robbery,” and received a maximum sentence of 17 months in prison.
And you wonder why we have so much crime. Do you think you or I would be treated so kindly by the “Justice System”?