Woman accused of theft by TESCO after finding waffles at her house

February 11th, 2011 - 7:58 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

London, Feb 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A 21-year-old supermarket worker was arrested after helping herself with what she thought was food that had been thrown out by Tesco.

The woman, Sasha Hall, was handcuffed and taken to the police station when they raided her house shortly after she took some food that had been left on the street by Tesco. Hall says when she found the food abandoned on the street by Tesco, she believed that rather than let them go waste she could help herself by taking some home to feed her family. She estimated that the quantity that she took home could take care of her family for a week or two.

She told reporters that she was shocked when the police banged on her door later and demanded that she has to open the door to prevent the police from breaking in. When she did, she was handcuffed escorted into a waiting police car. She claims that the police also raided her house.

She has been charged with theft by finding and will appear before a judge on the 16th of February to defend herself against the charges.

A spokesperson of Tesco explained that “We are assisting the police with their inquiries. We seek to minimise waste in all our stores and where possible will seek to reuse and recycle it.”

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