A four year old boy has been caught not stealing from the pick ‘n’ mix, penny stuff section of a local newsagent’s.
Little Bobby Thape has just been picked up from pre-school, and was upholding the Friday afternoon tradition of hand picking a small bag of treats.
The shopkeeper kept an inquisitive eye on Little Bobby, and contacted the authorities when she realised that he had not stolen anything at all.
‘I’m sorry; I’ve let myself and all other small children down,’ admitted Little Bobby.
‘I did pick up a jelly sweet, and sucked it for a while, before putting it back on display, but that’s not really stealing,’ added a contrite Little Bobby.