Drunk and confused man stole goods


A 40-year-old man was so drunk and confused he stole from a supermarket even though he had enough money on him to pay for the items.

Mariuz Kacica, of no fixed abode, admitted stealing goods valued at £12.63 from Tescos and a coat valued at £4.50 from the Hope charity shop in Lurgan on February 6.

He was sentenced to 14 days in custody for each offence with the terms to run concurrently.

The court heard that he had left Tesco with items in a bag covered by a coat. Staff at the charity shop identified the coat as one that had been stolen.

When interviewed by police the defendant said he was very drunk and could not remember stealing the items from Tesco. He claimed he had bought the coat but did not receive a receipt from staff.

A barrister for the defendant said the defendant was very drunk at the time.

She explained that he had £74 in his possession and had the means to pay for the goods but he was extremely drunk and confused. He had been in custody for this matter since February 7.