A Georgia man was sentenced to 20 years in prison for stealing a teenager’s iPod.

Shareef Tawwab Hakim, 20, of Marietta, was convicted of robbery and aggravated assault. 

From Atlanta Journal Constitution:

The teenage victim was sitting outside his Bellmeade Drive apartment around 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 22, 2013, when he was approached from behind by Hakim, according to investigators. Hakim put the boy in a headlock and took his iPod, the DA said.

Hakim was arrested in November and booked into the Cobb jail, where he has been held without bond, booking records showed. During his trial, he took the stand and admitted he took the iPod before being convicted Thursday in Cobb County Superior Court.

“He is violent, and this is all a joke to him,” Assistant DA Jaret Usher told Judge Robert D. Leonard II. “His demeanor demonstrates that.”

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Hakim’s term requires him to serve 12 years in prison and the rest on probation.

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