You want a thief to be punished?
Do you know what this is what you want?
Well, he dared to do something
you are too chicken to do.
That is why he is to be punished.
According to Nietzsche:
A criminal has to atone, so that the weak can feel strong.
If the thief is punished,
this is a triumph for the coward.
Or is that not how you see it?
(translated by EG)