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John Wayne Bobbitt dodged a jail sentence Tuesday and was put on probation for his part in a scheme to steal clothes from a store.

Bobbitt, 32, who now lives in Niagara Falls, and five co-defendants had pleaded guilty to attempted grand larceny and other charges in a plea bargain. An estimated $140,000 was stolen from a store that since has closed.

Judge Archie Blake put Bobbitt on probation for five years and ordered him to pay $5,000 restitution.

Bobbitt said he didn't know the clothing had been stolen.

Bobbitt made headlines in 1993 when his then-wife, Lorena, cut off his penis at their apartment in Manassas, Va. She drove off in a fury and tossed the severed organ out the car window. It later was reattached.

Bobbitt said Tuesday he hasn't spoken to her since.

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