A college student who found a mobile phone while out celebrating his 18th birthday was arrested after handing it in to police.You see, he told the last caller on the phobe that he’d hand it in the next day to police.
Teenager Paul Leicester was arrested for 'theft by finding' and detained for four hours.
And was promptly arrested when he did so:
Paul said: 'Being arrested isn't a way to celebrate your 18th birthday. What are you supposed to do when you find a phone? I told the last caller I would drop it off at the police station the next day. But they arrested me for theft by finding.'So, the police can’t often be bothered to turn up for burglaries for hours, even occasionally when the thief is detained by members of the public, but if a member of the public finds an item they must drop what they are doing and GO NOW, STRAIGHT AWAY to the nearest police station..?
Oh, and though the charges were dropped he’s now in the database regardless:
The teenager was kept by Merseyside Police in Southport police station for four hours and had his fingerprints taken, along with a DNA swab and a photo for police records.Well done, boys in blue. Well done...