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Woman is charged for theft for taking thrown out food from Tesco bins. Right or Wrong?

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5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
A woman was charged with theft for taking discarded food from a Tesco bin. There had been a power cut at the Tesco's store so they had thrown the food out. The Police had managed to track her down and arrested and charged her with theft.

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5y, 9m agoPosted 5 years, 9 months ago
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#2
Humilation is punishment enough
#3
Big scav!
#4
wow food out of rubbish bags, hmmmm, leave her to it
5 Likes #5
Thats crazy, surely its better going to someone who is obviously hungry than thrown away?!
#6
Can just imagine the look on peoples faces when ive invited them to dinner, sat down to enjoy a nice meal, and they ask the awkward question, 'where did you get this yummy steak'.....eh the bin oO
1 Like #7
when i worked in a big store we had to destroy anything we put into bin smash it up lol i dont see what the point is if they that desperate to go through bins for stuff let em have it !
#8
pmsl @ people who get food out of the bin
2 Likes #9
I absolutely hate Tesco, they throw such a massive amount of food out.
#10
She should just go the soup kitchen like everyone else!
1 Like #11
Well at least it didn't go to waste. Did anyone watch the People's supermarket?
1 Like #12
in all seriousness if someone can make good use of it, just let them have it, the woman wasn't hurting anyone and will be a waste of resources and manpower taking this to court
banned#13
I'm not going to comment on the actual theft of it because I don't know the woman and her circumstances.

I know in theory it is theft, but it was going to get destroyed anyhow so Ide like to think abit of common sense would come into play here. The lady must have been really desperate to do this and if wasted food could feed someone then why not?

Oh well, next time she will just have to shoplift it instead. Madness.
#14
I think like tinks said its to do with health and safety!
banned#15
I haven't read the article am on phone, did she intend to sell it on then? If so, fair enough.
3 Likes #16
Someone needs to arrest my bin man, he's always stealing my bags of rubbish.
banned#17
tinkerbell28
100% right. They threw it away as it's frozen and chilled food which could have poisoned people as their cooling failed due to power cut.

They can't legally give this stuff away. It's sad people have to do that though, but it's the law I guess and TESCO threw it for a good reson. Not because it was biscuits past their bes before.


So you want her to have a stomach ache and a fine?

Seems very disproportionate to have police turn up threatening to take he door off its hinges to recover something that had been thrown away.

Every little helps. I wonder if they think that she'll now buy from them instead of bin dipping?
banned 1 Like #18
DangerGod
I haven't read the article am on phone, did she intend to sell it on then? If so, fair enough.


No. She claimed it would feed her family for a week or 2.

What a pig! 3 grands worth!
banned#19
Guess we will never know. As for tesco They should ensure the food is disposed of or atleast secured.
3 Likes #20
Its a crazy world we live in.
#21
Still on Tescos property, you can bet if she slipped getting in and out of the bins she would have sued if she is skanky enough to be going through the bins.

Plus Tesco are probably still liable if they were to get ill from the food
#22
gross but if its being binned why not give to needy people!
#23
She should be jailed for theft... its no different taking it from their bins or from the shelf.

Its their property and is owned by them until the agreed waste refuse company removes it off site.

Simple as !
4 Likes #24
imo if you put something in the bin your disowning it.
Therefore...
whatevers in bins is fair game...
#25
I didnt think commercial properties could put large amounts of food waste into general waste, especially meats, thought it had to be destoyed in a certain way, dunno may be wrong.
#26
RickT
She should be jailed for theft... its no different taking it from their bins or from the shelf.

Its their property and is owned by them until the agreed waste refuse company removes it off site.

Simple as !


Story i read didn't say it was in a bin on their property, it said it was bagged up and left in the street
banned#27
RickT
She should be jailed for theft... its no different taking it from their bins or from the shelf.

Its their property and is owned by them until the agreed waste refuse company removes it off site.

Simple as !


Jailed??

Streets,bin-bags,food.

Mind = blown
#28
I can't see Tesco leaving all their rubbish on the streets for domestic refuge collectors to take away.
When i worked at an Express, all waste was put in to comercial wheelie bins which were kept under lock and key. The duty manager would have the key so they could check only rubbish was being thrown away.
I wonder if this women is a relative or friend of someone who works there and something more sinister is going on?
#29
DangerGod
RickT
She should be jailed for theft... its no different taking it from their bins or from the shelf.

Its their property and is owned by them until the agreed waste refuse company removes it off site.

Simple as !


Jailed??

Streets,bin-bags,food.

Mind = blown


Taking stuff from bins anywhere is theft really, its kinda stupid I mean someone could throw out say a PC as they cant get it to work and its a few years old, someone could spot it take it home and get it working yet still get arrested for theft.

You have to knock on the persons door and ask to have it, whuch means the person throwing it away could get greedy.
banned 1 Like #30
I'm not saying it isn't theft. I'm saying you do not deserve (you wouldn't anyway) to go to jail for taking food from rubbish in the street.
#31
aint police got better things to do!
#32
RickT
She should be jailed for theft... its no different taking it from their bins or from the shelf.

Its their property and is owned by them until the agreed waste refuse company removes it off site.

Simple as !

Jailed? Don't be ridiculous. Simple as.

Edited By: deek72 on Feb 12, 2011 00:57
#33
if it was something like crosscutted legal and v.important documents then maybe the police have a point. But if the food was actually safe and tesco throws them away, then let her have it tbh.
On the other hand, suppose the food was poisonous. If she gets a belly ache, then that should teach her the risks. If she ends up in hospital, then she had better not take the urge to sue Tescos...
The point im getting is, let her have it, but also let her bear all the consequences.

Also, what the hell with the police tracking down?
#34
Reduce, reuse, recycle!
#35
I suppose the police have to investigate as it's technically theft, but who'd report it? If I threw out something which I thought had gone out of date and someone took it out of my bin, my first thought wouldn't be to call the police!
suspended 1 Like #36
She should have said she was Romanian, then she'd have got lots of friendly advice and a few grants to help her out.
suspended#37
Inb4 "aint police got better things to do"











Daytrader
aint police got better things to do!
suspended#38
RickT
She should be jailed for theft... its no different taking it from their bins or from the shelf.

Its their property and is owned by them until the agreed waste refuse company removes it off site.

Simple as !


##Tis the time for drunk plonkers tra la la la la la la la la##
banned#39
well done I say to the Police. Theft is theft.
banned#40
jonny619447
RickT
She should be jailed for theft... its no different taking it from their bins or from the shelf.

Its their property and is owned by them until the agreed waste refuse company removes it off site.

Simple as !


##Tis the time for drunk plonkers tra la la la la la la la la##

irony personified ;)

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