Woman Tesco Theft By Finding Waffle – One persons trash is another persons treasure…until you get arrested for ‘Theft By Finding’ that is!
Imagine you are finding it hard to get by, struggling with rent payments and mounting bills. You pass by a supermarket that has thrown out loads of food after having had a power cut. What do you do? Like anyone in such a situation, you make the most of things that are only going to waste. You take the trashed food home to feed your family. Am I wrong?
Woman Tesco Theft By Finding Waffle
That is exactly what Sasha Hall did and now she has been arrested on suspicion of theft by finding. The 21 year old woman, from Great Baddow, Essex, helped herself to helped herself to potato waffles, pies and ham from outside her local Tesco Express. Ms Hall was one of dozens of people who helped themselves to food that had been bagged up and left out on the street.
She was then shocked when Police arrived at her door, handcuffed her, and led her away like a serious criminal.
When the police came round I was so upset. I felt like a terrible criminal.’They knocked at the door and said if I didn’t open up they would use a battering ram,’ she said. They handcuffed me and treated me like I was a hardened criminal and when we left they raided my house. I haven’t got lots of money. I only make £600 a month. I’m on the brink of getting kicked out of my flat because I can’t pay my arrears.
I’m not sure about you, but this kinds makes me sick to the stomach. Not only is the Tesco motto ‘Every Little Helps’, but they had thrown the food out to waste. A Tesco spokesman said: ‘We are assisting the police with their inquiries. We seek to minimise waste in all our stores and where possible will seek to reuse and recycle it.’
There was £3,000 worth of food going to waste on the street,’ she told the Essex Chronicle. ‘It had been thrown out, so I thought I could put it to better use. I would think the police have better things to be doing with their time than going after people who pick up potato waffles from the street. It’s all been blown totally out of proportion. Tesco clearly did not want the food. They dumped it and rather than see it go to waste, I thought I could help feed me and my family for a week or two.
Woman Tesco Theft By Finding Waffle – Ms Hall is to appear in magistrates court on February 16 charged with theft by finding. Is this right?