Skip to comments.Tank Thief Caught After Returning to Buy Fish
Posted on 06/22/2013 1:53:07 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A brave (or stupid) thief returned to the pet shop where he had stolen a fish tank because he wanted to buy goldfish to put in it.
Nigel Ball, 52, was nabbed after he decided the best place to buy fish for his contraband £50 container was the place he took it from, according to reports.
Staff at the Pets at Home store became suspicious when, after buying the fish, he suggested he wanted the same model of tank he had stolen earlier.
They then got him to fill out a sheet with his name and address, which he didnt think twice about doing.
I went to buy goldfish but had to fill out a form with my details. Thats what got me, Mr Ball told police when he was arrested at his residence in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.
He admitted to stealing the container in court, with the prosecutor Rory Byrne saying the theft was bold.
As brazen as anything he lifted the fish tank off the shelf, as big as it is, and simply walked out of the store, he said.
Some sight it must have been. It was his return which got him.
No pun intended, but the main prosecution witness is a Mr Severn, as in the river.
The crooks defence lawyer said his client had stolen the fish tank for his daughter after he had broken her old one while washing it.
He is due to be sentenced on July 8th.
When I worked in a department store, fellow employees saw a 2 customers struggling to load a kayak on the overhead rack of a pickup truck. They fetched rope and helped the two men secure it. After the men drove away, it was discovered that hey had stolen the kayak....
They should have sold him a dead parrot fish.
He didn’t even say “Tank You!”