Every little helps, unless Tesco throw it away - then it's theft
Tesco continues to expand and make tens of billions in profit from UK consumers, and they've doneso by following their own motto - every little helps. Or perhaps it's where there's a will, there's a way. Or maybe finders keepers, losers call the police and have you arrested.
And so we cross over to the Tesco store in Great Baddow, Essex, which recently suffered a power cut, leading to thousands of pound's worth of frozen goods going to waste. According to The Telegraph, supermarket staff binned up the food and left it in the street for collection.
A nearby shopworker, Sasha Hall, helped herself to items from the rubbish, and was more than a little surprised to be arrested at her home hours later for theft-by-finding. Hall was allegedly handcuffed and took to a nearby station for questioning. "Tesco clearly did not want the food," said Hall. "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."
A week or two? Yessir - the woman apparently helped herself to £200 of food, so hardly one or two items spilling out a rubbish bag. She has now been charged with theft-by-finding. That aside, did Tesco really need to involve the police with the theft of their rubbish from the street?