The Italian Almanac

low self esteem

Italian News - June 2

An Italian judge has found a teenage boy guilty of vandalism, slander and disturbing the peace, but instead of jail time, he ordered the 220-pound "bully" to slim down. His weight has made the 17-year-old "naughty" and a diet would "reinforce his self-esteem," the judge said.

It was not clear how much weight the boy would have to lose.

He was also ordered to attend school regularly, do volunteer work in a kennel and take courses in mechanics, in which he has shown a particular interest.