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Hungry man steals teaspoon to spread peanut butter on bread

by Methuseli Ncube
29 Mar 2019 at 10:01hrs | Views
A 20-YEAR-OLD man pleaded extreme hunger in court after he was caught on CCTV stealing a knife and a teaspoon from Pick n Pay supermarket in Gweru.

Obert Sibanda of Mkoba 6 suburb told Magistrate Ms Beaulity Dube that he had bread and peanut butter but did not have a knife to cut the bread and a spoon to spread the butter.

"I was extremely hungry and was actually feeling dizzy with hunger. That is why I stole the knife and teaspoon. May the court have mercy on me," said Sibanda as he pleaded guilty to one count of shoplifting.

The magistrate fined Sibanda $84 or one month in prison.

She said if he was a wise man he would count the cost of his silly crime.

The items that he stole were worth $5 and he was paying a fine that was about 17 times more.

The prosecutor, Ms Gracious Rongai, said on March 25 Sibanda was captured on CCTV stashing a kitchen knife and teaspoon into his pants at Pick n Pay Gweru.

He went past the till points without paying and security guards apprehended him outside was arrested after going out of the supermarket.

Source - Byo24News