But it may seem a little harsh.
From Bogota, Colombia, comes news of self-described chocolate addict Luis Augusto Mora, convicted of stealing $8 worth of local Jumbo chocolates from a supermarket.
His sentence? Five months in one of Colombia's harshest prisons. And we're talking Colombia here, and La Picota prison, home to some of the country's most hardened criminals and drug-traffickers, AP says.
President Juan Manuel Santos says officials shouldn't waste their time on such misdemeanors, but the punishment is already having some effect. Prosecutors say Mora swears he'll "never again touch a chocolate in my life."