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Shoplifter Sentenced For 'Stupid' Asda Theft

Monday March 17 2014


Barnsley Magistrates' Court Barnsley Magistrates' Court


A SHOPLIFTER would have gained a first class degree in stupidity if there was such a thing, Barnsley Magistrates' Court was told.

Andrew Sharp, 27, had had words with a security officer at Asda - so he decided to steal a bag of compost.

Alan Greaves, defending, said Sharp, of Honeywell Grove, Honeywell, held the compost bag above his head and paraded it in front of the security officer.

"It was dishonest, way out of order and stupid," Mr Greaves said. "He would have gained a first class degree in stupidity."

Jayne Ormrod, prosecuting, said Sharp did not need the compost because he did not do any gardening.

Sharp, who admitted theft, was given an 18-month conditional discharge, ordered to pay £85 in costs and a £15 victim surcharge.

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Reply Posted by sam on Monday March 17 2014 at 10:30
hahaha andy 2.50 bag a compost slack as f@@k lmao

Reply Posted by bell end on Monday March 17 2014 at 16:29
Get a job you

Reply Posted by folty on Monday March 17 2014 at 22:03
andy wtf pmsl

Reply Posted by Jonathanscattergood on Tuesday March 18 2014 at 08:07
A good honest thief. This man is my hero I hate asda their tiger bread is wank. I'm going today to see what I can pinch

Reply Posted by a nonnie mouse on Tuesday March 18 2014 at 08:34
Are these comments for real. Foul language and stupidity seems to the theme of the comments too now. His fine should have been higher to cover the true cost of his crime.

Reply Posted by upto u on Tuesday March 18 2014 at 08:46
What the heck was he doing? did he think putting compost on his head he would have grown a brain when it rained.. idiot

Reply Posted by Jud on Tuesday March 18 2014 at 15:35
Didn't police think to check inside his loft or cellar, maybe the compost was for his crop of cannabis, they could have sentenced him for summat worth while. Just a thought like