But Not Very Likely, I Suspect…

Nathan Boughton was at the Lidl store in Eastern Road in Brighton on June 25 when staff spotted him attempting to leave without paying for meat.

When challenged, he grabbed the fire extinguisher before the police were called.

During chaotic scenes in front of other shoppers, two police officers arrived, but along with two store detectives they were unable to subdue him.

The officers tried to use spray against him, but ended up nearly blinding themselves, while 31-year-old Boughton grabbed a baton off one of them.

It’s a pity there’s no CCTV. I’d love to see what sort of police they sent. But I suspect I already know.

It was only when they threatened to Taser him that he gave up.

Don’t threaten. Just pull the trigger!

Rio Pahlavanpour, prosecuting, said the incident was “chaotic” and said Boughton had 17 previous convictions for 31 offences.

Naturally! They always do. After all, when the soft ‘justice system’ lets you off for the first five or so, I guess you get the idea you’re invincible…

Oliver Mackrell, defending, said his client had tried to turn his life around since leaving prison in November last year.

“His recollection of the incident is vague.

“He didn’t intend to hurt anyone, but clearly things escalated out of control,” Mr Mackrell said.

No kidding…

Magistrates considered his situation and decided to impose a prison sentence of 11 months, suspended for the next two years.

It means if Boughton commits another crime and appears in court, he is likely to be sent to prison.

*laughs hysterically* It’s the way you tell ’em, magistrates!

6 comments for “But Not Very Likely, I Suspect…

  1. Mudplugger
    September 7, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Shows a lack of imagination and value judgement to go shoplifting at Lidl – if you’re going to do it, then surely M&S or Waitrose would provide a better return on investment for your criminal enterprise.

  2. The Jannie
    September 7, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    “when the soft ‘justice system’ lets you off for the first five or so, I guess you get the idea you’re invincible” Or a gyppo . . .

  3. john in cheshire
    September 7, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    To their credit, Lidl ensured the useless eater was prosecuted; or was that more to do with him humiliating a couple of members of our modern police force/service?

    I think all of the judges and magistrates involved with these cases should be investigated, together with the Crown Prosecution Service; what are their political affiliation, what external pressures are being put on them to deliver this non-justice, do they have any links to any far-left socialist/ communist organisations and have they been on any Common Purpose courses?

  4. September 8, 2018 at 12:51 pm

    Don’t threaten. Just pull the trigger!

    Precisely. I’d prefer it to be an M1911 but I suppose that’s not allowed.

  5. Bill
    September 8, 2018 at 5:22 pm

    The fact he was stealing meat and then decided to nab a fire extinguisher to go with it when roast potatoes would have been a more rational choice, speaks volumes.
    Impressive though how quick plod were to arrive and indeed how effective Lidl staff were at keeping chummy in store for the cops to deal with or were they already there on a ‘meal break’?

  6. Stonyground
    September 8, 2018 at 7:19 pm

    It is a bit of a surprise that the Police turned up given that they have stated in writing that shoplifters are no longer their problem. They actually said that retailers should deal with them. If I was a retailer I would have security guards take them into a back room and break their fingers with a hammer. When the inevitable court case arose, the plod’s communication on the issue would be read out in full.

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