Convicted thief begins humilitating sentence

Part of his sentence includes standing at the corner of Westheimer and Post Oak for five hours every weekend, holding a sign pronouncing his shame.

October 11, 2010 7:08:15 AM PDT
A man who stole money from crime victims stood on one of the busiest streets in Houston today to tell everyone he's a thief. Daniel Mireles walked back and forth on Westheimer in front of the Galleria holding a sign. It read, "I am a thief. I stole $250,000 from the Harris County crime victim's fund. Daniel Mireles."

A judge ordered the public humiliation as part of Mireles' sentence.

"I've been stopped by two gentlemen who don't approve of me walking the street. This block right here," he said. "They don't approve of what I did, but they don't approve of this."

Mireles must stand at the intersection for five hours every weekend for the next six years. His wife Eloise, a former county employee, was also convicted of theft in July. She'll serve the same public punishment once she gets out of jail.