Poppy collection thief get's a year in the clink...

#1
Where has this idiot been for the past 29 years of his life...

"Mason replied ‘I’m sorry for all the poppy ones – I didn’t realise how much it meant.’"
Mind you he is from Blackburn..

Blackburn poppy tin thief jailed for a year (From Lancashire Telegraph)

A PRESTON thief has today been jailed for 12 months for stealing poppy tins in Blackburn.

Carl Anthony Mason, 29, of Cresswell Avenue, stole seven collection boxes across Blackburn in the run-up to and on Armistice Day.

Mason, a heroin addict, was caught after staff from two of the premises he targeted recognised him in CCTV footage printed on the front page of the Lancashire Telegraph on November 11.

Catherine Allan, prosecuting, said Mason had pleaded guilty at Blackburn Magistrates’ Court to stealing tins from Gala Bingo, in Ainsworth Street; Blockbuster, in Great Bolton Street; Halifax, in King William Street; from Santander, in King William Street, and Boots stores in both Great Bolton Street and in Fishergate, Preston
 

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#4
sure sign of a recession , that and more drug dealing on street corners .
 
#5
Its a very common thing as I stated above, only Poppy tins seem to outrage the press. But as a few people on here know I am the real Paul Blart and see charity tin thefts happen several times a year here. We alway recommend they be prominent on the counters and not stuck in a nook.
We also recommend chaining them down, but you wouldn't be surprised to learn they still get plonked out the way not secured to anything.
The last Charity tin theft we had here was of a Marie Curie tin and on checking cctv it had been stolen three days earlier. 3 days with staff not noticing.
 
#6
The court was told that Mason had 43 previous convictions for 77 offences dating back to 1997. These included dishonesty, drug offences, breaking court orders and stealing charity boxes earlier this year, the latter for which he served a 12-week prison sentence.
Magistrates said Mason’s early guilty plea had been taken into consideration and for that reason he would not be sent to a crown court for sentencing.
So 6 months max in prison slurping down the daily methadone, but more than likely out on tag in 3-4 months due to overcrowding and the fact it's a non-violent offence. The fact he appeared via videolink for sentencing means he's probably spent a decent portion of his sentence already. Happy days.

Seems the courts didn't want to give him more due to not sending him to Crown. He'll be out soon doing the same thing for his daily fix.
 
#7
What we need is 'taser tins'. (Patent pending).

They are tins that will take cash, but when they are stolen they taser the victim, before a flash bang/CS/purple dye charge goes off and an screach emitter let's rip with a ear splitting siren.
 
#8
What we need is the ******* death sentence for drug dealers.
 
#9
What we need is the ******* death sentence for drug dealers.
That would work, and the automatic seizing of their assets (assumption being they've been earnt from the 'trade'.

But I don't think the pinkos nor the EU will let us.
 
#10
What we need is 'taser tins'. (Patent pending).

They are tins that will take cash, but when they are stolen they taser the victim, before a flash bang/CS/purple dye charge goes off and an screach emitter let's rip with a ear splitting siren.
Nah. RBL just needs a new generation of collectors.



Was that a Euro you slipped in there ya stingy bastard?​


Had lunch with a mate recently at his works canteen. There was a little note up at the cash register - from the RBL thanking them for the £138 raised by the poppy collecting tin they agreed to take.

There are over three thousand people working on his site.
 
#12
Sad thing is, he seems to have been failed by the system... he hasn't reformed.
 
#14
We had a Poppy tin stolen by a walt from a bank in town last year,staff that handed it over said he had a blazer,beret and medals on etc,walt Poppy theif!
 

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