Chocolate bar cost thief £155
A PECKISH thief has been slapped with a £155 court bill - after stealing a 15p Kitkat.
Lee Scott Addison, 42, opened up a multi-pack of the chocolate treat while in Poundland in Macclesfield.
His shoplifting was witnessed by a police detective who intervened.
But Addison didn’t believe he was a real policeman and tried to leave only to be arrested.
At Stockport magistrates’ court, Addison, of Range Court, Macclesfield, admitted theft. He was fined £40 and ordered to pay £115 costs.
Eileen Rogers, prosecuting, said: “Detective Sergeant Berry saw the defendant concealing a Kitkat from a multipack of seven.
“He tried to deal with it on a local level rather than arrest him but the defendant refused to engage and was arrested.
“He told officers he had no money and wanted to eat. He said the reason he resisted was that he didn’t believe he was a real police detective.”
Addison, defending himself, told magistrates: “I messed up. I was just hungry.”
Lynn Moores, chair of the bench, said: “This Kitkat turned out to be very expensive for you.”