A man who helped himself to doughnuts from a Krispy Kreme shop during riots in Manchester city centre has been jailed for 16 months.
Apparently his excuse was he was hungry:
He was not involved in rioting but took the doughnuts because he was hungry, having spent his money on tobacco
oh and before he bought his tabs:
Thomas Downey, 48, was released from HMP Manchester at 19:30 BST on 9 August when he became caught up in the riots. The serial offender went to a meeting of Alcoholics Anonymous before downing a bottle of sherry.
That 12 step programme is working a treat I see.
According to the article on the Beeb's website this bloke has over 100 convictions for 233 offences.
You know I try to feel sorry for people like this, I really do (deep down I am actually quite a caring dragon) but I have to ask myself wouldn't it be better if people like Thomas and the few thousand other Thomases out there, you know the 0.1% of the population that cause 95% of the trouble, could just be put somewhere away from the rest of us? Hell give them access to booze, drugs and 24/7 porn or something but isolate the infection so the rest of us can just get on with doing our everyday stuff without Mr Sherry and Doughnuts wandering into view and kicking off on a booze and sugar rush.
Mind you the one man I do not have any sympathy for is this loser:
Father-of-four Anthony Winder, 38, looted the Swarovski Crystal store and smashed a display cabinet to get an ornamental dog, the court heard.
You actually wanted a Swarovski crystal dog? You deserve to be executed for crimes against taste.