France – New Year, New Resolutions! It was a big surprise to officers of a gendarmerie in Neufchâteau, France when, on 31st December 2016, a 21-year-old man entered the station and proceeded to expound to the gendarmes how he committed 17 burglaries over the year. His admissions, he said, was in accordance with a promise he had made to his mother: 2017 would see him turn a new leaf and amend his ways wholly! His mother had persuaded him to call on the gendarmes and confess all his misdeeds, hence his move. The repentant fellow was kept in gendarmerie custody to be fast-tracked to court.