Latchford thief stole ice cream because he was 'low on energy'

Latchford thief stole ice cream because he was 'low on energy'

Latchford thief stole ice cream because he was 'low on energy'

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A SERIAL thief who stole three ice creams after feeling low on energy ‘felt much better after eating them all’, a court heard.

Phillip David McMillan, aged 42, of Boydell Avenue, Latchford, pleaded guilty to theft at Halton Magistrates Court on Friday.

Alison Warburton, prosecuting, said he stole the Cornetto ice creams, worth £4.95, from a Co-op store on Kingsway South on September, 24 last year.

After being identified using CCTV footage, McMillan handed himself in.

The court heard during his police interview he said he ‘had been lacking energy’ and wanted to steal chocolate ‘to increase energy levels’.

Mrs Warburton said: “He said he saw the Cornettos and took them.

“He said he went home and ate all three and felt much better.”

McMillan, who is on benefits, has 17 previous convictions for 44 offences, including theft.

Gary Heaven, defending, said McMillan’s Job Seeker’s Allowance had been stopped as he missed an appointment, leading him to steal. 

The court heard the theft breached a 12 month conditional discharge imposed in June last year, also for theft.

Magistrates opted to take no action on the breach, as McMillan had 'managed to go seven months' without offending.

They imposed a fine and costs to be taken from his benefits, which have started again.

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8:11am Tue 25 Mar 14

wirematt says...

So basically the next time im feeling weak and hungry I can go and steal from a shop and pretty much get off with it.scumbag will do it over and over again.
So basically the next time im feeling weak and hungry I can go and steal from a shop and pretty much get off with it.scumbag will do it over and over again. wirematt
  • Score: -1

9:20am Tue 25 Mar 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

This is probably the funniest thing I have ever read.
This is probably the funniest thing I have ever read. GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: 9

9:39am Tue 25 Mar 14

Brick Bazooka says...

GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
This is probably the funniest thing I have ever read.
Yes, it's hilarious to think of the cost involved taking this to court.
[quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: This is probably the funniest thing I have ever read.[/p][/quote]Yes, it's hilarious to think of the cost involved taking this to court. Brick Bazooka
  • Score: 21

10:13am Tue 25 Mar 14

richiepooh says...

IDIOT ! It's no wonder he got caught, he broke the golden rule...

"Just one cornetto"
IDIOT ! It's no wonder he got caught, he broke the golden rule... "Just one cornetto" richiepooh
  • Score: 19

10:18am Tue 25 Mar 14

old-codger says...

GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
This is probably the funniest thing I have ever read.
McMillan, who is on benefits, has 17 previous convictions for 44 offences, including theft.


It wasn't (just one cornetto) it was a box of four, He,s not a very N ice man, :):):)
[quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: This is probably the funniest thing I have ever read.[/p][/quote]McMillan, who is on benefits, has 17 previous convictions for 44 offences, including theft. It wasn't (just one cornetto) it was a box of four, He,s not a very N ice man, :):):) old-codger
  • Score: -5

10:20am Tue 25 Mar 14

flashcoffy says...

£4.95 for 3 cornettos?!
£4.95 for 3 cornettos?! flashcoffy
  • Score: 8

12:02pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Uncoded says...

flashcoffy wrote:
£4.95 for 3 cornettos?!
You can get 4 for 99p from Aldi!
[quote][p][bold]flashcoffy[/bold] wrote: £4.95 for 3 cornettos?![/p][/quote]You can get 4 for 99p from Aldi! Uncoded
  • Score: 8

12:35pm Tue 25 Mar 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

Uncoded wrote:
flashcoffy wrote:
£4.95 for 3 cornettos?!
You can get 4 for 99p from Aldi!
Them Magnum copy ice creams from Lidl are truly fit.
[quote][p][bold]Uncoded[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]flashcoffy[/bold] wrote: £4.95 for 3 cornettos?![/p][/quote]You can get 4 for 99p from Aldi![/p][/quote]Them Magnum copy ice creams from Lidl are truly fit. GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: 4

12:47pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Brick Bazooka says...

GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
Uncoded wrote:
flashcoffy wrote:
£4.95 for 3 cornettos?!
You can get 4 for 99p from Aldi!
Them Magnum copy ice creams from Lidl are truly fit.
Truly fit?

Are your children posting on your behalf?
[quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uncoded[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]flashcoffy[/bold] wrote: £4.95 for 3 cornettos?![/p][/quote]You can get 4 for 99p from Aldi![/p][/quote]Them Magnum copy ice creams from Lidl are truly fit.[/p][/quote]Truly fit? Are your children posting on your behalf? Brick Bazooka
  • Score: 9

1:25pm Tue 25 Mar 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

Brick Bazooka wrote:
GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
Uncoded wrote:
flashcoffy wrote:
£4.95 for 3 cornettos?!
You can get 4 for 99p from Aldi!
Them Magnum copy ice creams from Lidl are truly fit.
Truly fit?

Are your children posting on your behalf?
Not at all but I highly recommend them ice creams they are proper nice. Rest of the stuff in Lidl is s**t though.
Anyway who rattled your cement mixer?
Still Grumpy
[quote][p][bold]Brick Bazooka[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uncoded[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]flashcoffy[/bold] wrote: £4.95 for 3 cornettos?![/p][/quote]You can get 4 for 99p from Aldi![/p][/quote]Them Magnum copy ice creams from Lidl are truly fit.[/p][/quote]Truly fit? Are your children posting on your behalf?[/p][/quote]Not at all but I highly recommend them ice creams they are proper nice. Rest of the stuff in Lidl is s**t though. Anyway who rattled your cement mixer? Still Grumpy GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: -3

1:33pm Tue 25 Mar 14

Brick Bazooka says...

GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
Brick Bazooka wrote:
GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
Uncoded wrote:
flashcoffy wrote:
£4.95 for 3 cornettos?!
You can get 4 for 99p from Aldi!
Them Magnum copy ice creams from Lidl are truly fit.
Truly fit?

Are your children posting on your behalf?
Not at all but I highly recommend them ice creams they are proper nice. Rest of the stuff in Lidl is s**t though.
Anyway who rattled your cement mixer?
Still Grumpy
Truly fit? Proper nice?

I think you're spending too much time chatting with kids on your Xbox.
[quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brick Bazooka[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uncoded[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]flashcoffy[/bold] wrote: £4.95 for 3 cornettos?![/p][/quote]You can get 4 for 99p from Aldi![/p][/quote]Them Magnum copy ice creams from Lidl are truly fit.[/p][/quote]Truly fit? Are your children posting on your behalf?[/p][/quote]Not at all but I highly recommend them ice creams they are proper nice. Rest of the stuff in Lidl is s**t though. Anyway who rattled your cement mixer? Still Grumpy[/p][/quote]Truly fit? Proper nice? I think you're spending too much time chatting with kids on your Xbox. Brick Bazooka
  • Score: 6

1:36pm Tue 25 Mar 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

Brick Bazooka wrote:
GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
Brick Bazooka wrote:
GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
Uncoded wrote:
flashcoffy wrote:
£4.95 for 3 cornettos?!
You can get 4 for 99p from Aldi!
Them Magnum copy ice creams from Lidl are truly fit.
Truly fit?

Are your children posting on your behalf?
Not at all but I highly recommend them ice creams they are proper nice. Rest of the stuff in Lidl is s**t though.
Anyway who rattled your cement mixer?
Still Grumpy
Truly fit? Proper nice?

I think you're spending too much time chatting with kids on your Xbox.
No, trying to avoid the little s**t's more like!
[quote][p][bold]Brick Bazooka[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brick Bazooka[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uncoded[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]flashcoffy[/bold] wrote: £4.95 for 3 cornettos?![/p][/quote]You can get 4 for 99p from Aldi![/p][/quote]Them Magnum copy ice creams from Lidl are truly fit.[/p][/quote]Truly fit? Are your children posting on your behalf?[/p][/quote]Not at all but I highly recommend them ice creams they are proper nice. Rest of the stuff in Lidl is s**t though. Anyway who rattled your cement mixer? Still Grumpy[/p][/quote]Truly fit? Proper nice? I think you're spending too much time chatting with kids on your Xbox.[/p][/quote]No, trying to avoid the little s**t's more like! GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: -6

3:19pm Tue 25 Mar 14

flashcoffy says...

Grumpy is down wit'kids.

Lidl Cornettos and Magnums are amazing, I long for them to make a fake Feast.
Grumpy is down wit'kids. Lidl Cornettos and Magnums are amazing, I long for them to make a fake Feast. flashcoffy
  • Score: 3

3:35pm Tue 25 Mar 14

GRUMPY PARENT says...

flashcoffy wrote:
Grumpy is down wit'kids.

Lidl Cornettos and Magnums are amazing, I long for them to make a fake Feast.
Yeh man!
[quote][p][bold]flashcoffy[/bold] wrote: Grumpy is down wit'kids. Lidl Cornettos and Magnums are amazing, I long for them to make a fake Feast.[/p][/quote]Yeh man! GRUMPY PARENT
  • Score: 0

8:33pm Tue 25 Mar 14

old-codger says...

flashcoffy wrote:
£4.95 for 3 cornettos?!
six for £3 in asda.
[quote][p][bold]flashcoffy[/bold] wrote: £4.95 for 3 cornettos?![/p][/quote]six for £3 in asda. old-codger
  • Score: -3

9:50pm Tue 25 Mar 14

local man says...

they need to start making useless idiots like this pick litter for 200 hours or something. what a total looser, no job, multiple convictions and the worst defense I've ever heard.
they need to start making useless idiots like this pick litter for 200 hours or something. what a total looser, no job, multiple convictions and the worst defense I've ever heard. local man
  • Score: 11

6:35am Wed 26 Mar 14

wirematt says...

local man wrote:
they need to start making useless idiots like this pick litter for 200 hours or something. what a total looser, no job, multiple convictions and the worst defense I've ever heard.
My thoughts exactly.
[quote][p][bold]local man[/bold] wrote: they need to start making useless idiots like this pick litter for 200 hours or something. what a total looser, no job, multiple convictions and the worst defense I've ever heard.[/p][/quote]My thoughts exactly. wirematt
  • Score: 0

8:37pm Wed 26 Mar 14

grey-area says...

managed to go 7 months without reoffending. Well let's give him a standing ovation. Can't believe this is regarded as good.
managed to go 7 months without reoffending. Well let's give him a standing ovation. Can't believe this is regarded as good. grey-area
  • Score: 6

11:35pm Wed 26 Mar 14

local man says...

grey-area wrote:
managed to go 7 months without reoffending. Well let's give him a standing ovation. Can't believe this is regarded as good.
Well 7 months without being caught, lets be honest he has almost certainly offended.
[quote][p][bold]grey-area[/bold] wrote: managed to go 7 months without reoffending. Well let's give him a standing ovation. Can't believe this is regarded as good.[/p][/quote]Well 7 months without being caught, lets be honest he has almost certainly offended. local man
  • Score: 0

12:52pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Geordie1970 says...

wirematt wrote:
So basically the next time im feeling weak and hungry I can go and steal from a shop and pretty much get off with it.scumbag will do it over and over again.
He was fined
[quote][p][bold]wirematt[/bold] wrote: So basically the next time im feeling weak and hungry I can go and steal from a shop and pretty much get off with it.scumbag will do it over and over again.[/p][/quote]He was fined Geordie1970
  • Score: 1

12:53pm Thu 27 Mar 14

Geordie1970 says...

flashcoffy wrote:
£4.95 for 3 cornettos?!
It begs the question, who are the real thieves?
[quote][p][bold]flashcoffy[/bold] wrote: £4.95 for 3 cornettos?![/p][/quote]It begs the question, who are the real thieves? Geordie1970
  • Score: 1

9:07am Fri 28 Mar 14

wirematt says...

Geordie1970 wrote:
wirematt wrote:
So basically the next time im feeling weak and hungry I can go and steal from a shop and pretty much get off with it.scumbag will do it over and over again.
He was fined
Wow a fine which is being taken out of his benefits.how about a fine and community service for the re offending thief.
[quote][p][bold]Geordie1970[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]wirematt[/bold] wrote: So basically the next time im feeling weak and hungry I can go and steal from a shop and pretty much get off with it.scumbag will do it over and over again.[/p][/quote]He was fined[/p][/quote]Wow a fine which is being taken out of his benefits.how about a fine and community service for the re offending thief. wirematt
  • Score: 0

10:49am Fri 28 Mar 14

andreask says...

...'managed to go seven months' without offending. Wow, what an achievement! He must be so proud of himself. I've managed to go my whole life without offending. Of what benefit to society is this fool?
...'managed to go seven months' without offending. Wow, what an achievement! He must be so proud of himself. I've managed to go my whole life without offending. Of what benefit to society is this fool? andreask
  • Score: 2

5:18pm Mon 31 Mar 14

ginga4073 says...

GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
Brick Bazooka wrote:
GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
Brick Bazooka wrote:
GRUMPY PARENT wrote:
Uncoded wrote:
flashcoffy wrote:
£4.95 for 3 cornettos?!
You can get 4 for 99p from Aldi!
Them Magnum copy ice creams from Lidl are truly fit.
Truly fit?

Are your children posting on your behalf?
Not at all but I highly recommend them ice creams they are proper nice. Rest of the stuff in Lidl is s**t though.
Anyway who rattled your cement mixer?
Still Grumpy
Truly fit? Proper nice?

I think you're spending too much time chatting with kids on your Xbox.
No, trying to avoid the little s**t's more like!
say words the way we upper class say them or else I will take your common language and use it against you, then laugh at my humor that i can speak the queens english.............
wow what a tool, people talk different deal with it pc language brigade. Go eat your scones and jam and proper nice and truly fit are understood quite fine and clear
[quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brick Bazooka[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Brick Bazooka[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]GRUMPY PARENT[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Uncoded[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]flashcoffy[/bold] wrote: £4.95 for 3 cornettos?![/p][/quote]You can get 4 for 99p from Aldi![/p][/quote]Them Magnum copy ice creams from Lidl are truly fit.[/p][/quote]Truly fit? Are your children posting on your behalf?[/p][/quote]Not at all but I highly recommend them ice creams they are proper nice. Rest of the stuff in Lidl is s**t though. Anyway who rattled your cement mixer? Still Grumpy[/p][/quote]Truly fit? Proper nice? I think you're spending too much time chatting with kids on your Xbox.[/p][/quote]No, trying to avoid the little s**t's more like![/p][/quote]say words the way we upper class say them or else I will take your common language and use it against you, then laugh at my humor that i can speak the queens english............. wow what a tool, people talk different deal with it pc language brigade. Go eat your scones and jam and proper nice and truly fit are understood quite fine and clear ginga4073
  • Score: 0

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