Jason Duval, a man aged 39 from Massachusetts, managed to escape going to prison by paying a part of his debts. The man sold the Nike shoes he was wearing that day.
The man had $ 450 in debt when he appeared in court. The judge only gave him two options: to pay the debt or go to jail. Jason explained that he is going through a divorce that left him bankrupt. In reply, the judge challenged him to get creative.
Jason offered his shoes, worth $ 85. The man didn’t go to jail, but was forcedto paythe remaining debtin installmentsof$ 25per week.