When it comes to time served in the clink, you’re pretty much guaranteed better treatment when you’re a celebrity. Yes, there have been many celebrities who have served serious time, but for the most part, being a celebrity is a ticket to a slap on the wrist and a stern “Don’t do this again” from a judge. Here are 12 examples of short celebrity jail stints factored into a formula of what they could have served, yet actually ended up serving. In other words, the more ridiculous will be found toward the top five.
12. Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney was toking in Tokyo, and he enjoyed his stash so much, he attempted to take it with him when he left the country. He was apprehended by Japanese authorities, and searched to find a half-pound of marijuana. His arrest meant little more than delaying his travel plans, as he was only sentenced to nine days in jail. The crime came with a potential seven year maximum sentence, but it seems someone in the Japanese justice system was a serious fan of Paul McCartney, The Beatles and not being murdered for putting Paul in the clink for longer than necessary. Why nine days? Why not nine days, people? It does seem random vs. arbitrary though, does it not? For those who are curious, yes, that is Paul’s mugshot in Tokyo that he used for the album cover of McCartney II in 1980.Source: Amazon