Thief arrested for offence while complaining about being pictured for another!

Published Wednesday, Mar 11 2015, 20:00 GMT  |  By  |  Add comment
One foolish crook went to a police station to moan about being named and shamed on Facebook – and ended up being arrested for not showing up in court!

Robert Stubberfield turned up at the station in Towbridge, Wiltshire, after seeing snaps of his face on the social media site.


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The 19-year-old was furious that cops had posted details about his shoplifiting crime.

But luckily his visit saved them a job, as they wanted the thief after he'd failed to turn up in court.

The teen was held in cells for failing to appear for a separate theft offence and was also charged with possessing a class A drug.

Police branded the lad's mistake as an "epic fail" and Sergeant James Suter was quoted in The Sun saying: "It was good of him to save us some time and money."

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