SANTA ANA (AP) — An inmate in California who disliked salami was able to receive kosher meals after his attorney cited the “Seinfeld” holiday Festivus as his religious belief.
The Orange County Register reported Monday that 38-year-old convicted drug dealer Malcolm Alarmo King asked for kosher meals at the Theo Lacy jail to maintain his physique.READ MORE: More Businesses Like The Abbey in WeHo Setting Own Vaccine Requirements For Customers
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Orange County sheriff’s officials reserve such meals for inmates with religious needs, so a judge demanded a religious reason for King to get the meals.READ MORE: 17-Year Old Girl Violently Assaulted While Jogging In Culver City
His defense attorney, Fred Thiagarajah, cited his client’s devotion to Festivus — the holiday celebrated on the hit TV show with an aluminum pole and the airing of grievances.
Sheriff’s spokesman Ryan Burris says King got salami-free meals for two months before the county got the order thrown out in court.MORE NEWS: Judge Suddenly Recuses Himself In Sordid Orange County Sexual Assault Case
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