Maybe if Joby Pool were a better liar, he would be a free man today. But when police in Telford, central England, pulled over a semi filled with Cadbury Creme Eggs last Saturday, Pool, who had been driving, tried to convince them he was the Easter bunny. He is now in the slammer, awaiting trial.
Pool, 32, was charged with criminal damage and two counts of theft after towing away the trailer full of chocolate. The haul was by no means chicken feed. Authorities estimate the value of the filched candy at more than $38,000. Police recovered in excess of 200,000 of the stolen eggs.
Prosecutor Owen Beale told reporters that Pool had been convicted previously for handling stolen goods.
Pool entered guilty plea to theft of a trailer, theft of its contents, and criminal damage to a chain lock. He is expected to be sentenced next month.
Easter is still six weeks off, so Pool will not face additional charges of Grinchdom.
There’s Gold in Them There Chips
Another UK denizen who answers to the TikTok handle Cory believes he unwittingly may have eaten a potato chip worth £100,000 (about $120,000). According to the Daily Mail, the 26-year-old was absentmindedly munching away on a bag of Walkers potato crisps, blissfully unaware that the company was offering a wad of cash to a consumer who found the best heart-shaped chip.
The influencer only realised his mistake six days later. …
Cory said he was sad to miss out on a potential opportunity for renovating his house or going on holiday but saw the funny side of the situation.
Cory said: ‘We were both so shocked and burst into laughter, [his girlfriend] Lea then phoned her dad to explain and he didn’t believe that I’d done it.