One last chance?
A shoplifter known as the meat thief' has walked free from court after stabbing a supermarket worker with a needle.
Adrian Bryan shouted I have Aids' as he brandished the weapon in a struggle with Tesco worker Alan Iles after he was caught stealing chicken.
But a judge at
Instead of going to jail
The court heard he has 94 previous convictions which include 63 matters for dishonesty and four offences against the person.
Passing sentence Judge Douglas Field said "You have an appalling record and it is all down to your drug problem.
"You're 31 and unless you address that now the rest of your life you are going to be in and out of prison.
"Although I would be completely justified in sending you to prison concerning these matters I have decided you should be given one last chance.
One last chance? He has already had 94. His last chance should have been atleast 90 crimes ago. I wonder how many chances I would get if I began a life of crime.
Crime isn’t supposed to pay but if you can just get a slap on the wrist for more than 90 crimes crime obviously does pay.