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WHAT A JERK!

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An unnamed 60-year-old Buddhist monk was arrested in Nantou County, Taiwan, in April after a convenience-store manager said he was caught red-handed swiping packs of beef jerky. "I don't know why," he told police, "but lately I had this craving for meat." He also had trouble with honesty, first denying his guilt, then confessing to the officer "I have let Lord Buddha down." Buddhists traditionally are strict vegetarians.

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