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Yes, there are. They are called "mitigating circumstances" and are used my judges to adjust the punishment to fit the crime. This story is so sad, I'll bet the judge gives the OP a very light sentence.

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There's actually quite a few. I believe things like diapers, cheap bottled water, regular milk, and probably toothbrushes get a pretty light sentence

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I'm fairly certain, worse case scenario, you return the toothbrush, pay court costs and a small fine, have a misdemeanor on your record, and are banned from that store for life. Op's not going to jail for stealing a toothbrush. And that's IF the owner decides to press charges.

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Uuuum, for the act of stealing a toothbrush I think the sentence would be give back the toothbrush and get out...you take it waaaaay to seriously, it's not that big a deal when it's 99 cents

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Agreed stealing is wrong. YDI I'm sure you could have found enough change to buy a freaking tooth brush. Hell you could have sang on the street. Even if you sucked at singing someone could have paid you to stop

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Why so many FYLs? OP is practically a criminal. But I personally hope the store doesn't press charges because OP is too poor to spend 2 bucks on a toothbrush, even though he could've just borrowed 2 bucks from anyone.

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Check the couch next time, OP. 4 quarters gets ya a toothbrush at the dollar store. Better yet...make your roommate give you money for a new toothbrush, considering they defiled yours!

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Fus-Ro-Dah. It is highly apparent that you are not the Dragonborn. And a shiv is a general term for a pointed instrument that is intended to be used as a weapon.

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63- "A shiv (possibly from the Romani word chivomengro, "knife") is a slang term for any sharp or pointed implement used as a knife-like weapon. The Oxford English Dictionary suggests shive, a razor, documented in 1915, as the root word." Don't contest Perdix's words, we take them by faith!

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So because I know what has basically become one of the more famous lines in gaming, I don't have a life? And apperently I did need to explain it, because Perdix wasn't refering to Skyrim...at all.

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That's a horrible idea what if the roommate has some Kim of mouth fungus or something like that now op has it as well. And even taking there things could still be looked upon as stealing.

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Well actually, "their" is a plural possessive word. Since there's only one room mate it would be his or her. I mean, personally I hate that rule, and don't really follow it. I just never got the chance to grammar Nazi a grammar Nazi before.

I would have made my roommate pay for a new one. And as for your shoplifting, you're clearly not a ninja, and this erased all possibly of that ever happening.

Go to the dentist and make some excuse about a toothache or something and and ask if you are using the right tooth brush- they might give you a free one if you are lucky.

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My guess is that by the time OP is out of toothpaste, they'll probably have gotten money and be able to afford it. However, you can't wait days/weeks to buy a toothbrush and just not brush your teeth for that long :/

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