“Typically, authorities do not expect thieves to return the items they stole, but that is exactly what Christopher Hoosen, 33, did when he brought back an Android tablet that he swiped from a U.K. charity store,” FoxNews.com reports.
“Security cameras captured Hoosen taking the tablet from the window display at the Jonny Kennedy shop in Whitley bay, North Tyneside in North East England, reports The Telegraph,” FoxNews.com reports. “Eight days after the theft, Hoosen tried to return the device after he had difficulty getting the Android to work. Hoosen was fined about $117 and was ordered to pay about $132 in court fees in addition to a $31 victim surcharge, according to UPI.”
“Hoosen stole the device on Nov. 11, and initially told police that he ‘didn’t intend to steal it,’ and claimed that he ‘forgot’ he had placed it in his bag. Hoosen said that when he saw the tablet in the store window, he assumed it was ‘cheap or free,'” FoxNews.com reports. “He eventually admitted to the theft at North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Bill” and “Ottawa Mark” for the heads up.]