A dairy-obsessed thief stole 22 tubs of butter worth £95 while already on a suspended prison sentence for pinching several packets of cheese, reports ChronicleLive. That’s a man who knows what he likes!
Kieton Pearson put 22 tubs of Lurpak into to his bag at Tesco then left the supermarket without paying. Newcastle Crown Court heard he had previously been given a chance to keep his freedom after raiding several packets of cheese from Heron Foods, in Houghton-le-Spring.
He was given a suspended jail sentence for the first offence, during which he grappled on the floor with a manager who tried to stop him. When the manager wrestled his bag away from him, Pearson demanded it back or he would “stab him”, but then eventually left empty-handed before returning shortly after to apologise and ask for his bag back (sans packets of cheese).
Despite the suspended sentence for that offence hanging over him, and already being banned from Tesco for previous offences, Pearson walked in the store in Houghton-le-Spring, placed 22 packs of Lurpak into his bag, and then left without paying. What, no Warbutons to spread it on?
Pearson, of High Street, Easington Lane, Houghton-le-Spring, who has 71 previous convictions, admitted theft and was sentenced to two months behind bars.
Now obviously Lurpak is amazing so I kinda get it, but stealing 22 packs in one go? While already on a suspended sentence for cheese theft? Threatening to stab the manager of Heron Foods during a violent cheese raid? That’s how you know this chap serious about his cheese.
The most shocking part of the story though is that 22 tubs of Lurpak costs £95. Although I guess it doesn’t cost £95 if you steal them. Butter luck next time, Kieton Pearson.
For the drug dealer who was caught after posting a picture of mature blue stilton online, click HERE. Rookie error.