Man stole £200 toothbrush from Boots in Northampton

Northampton Magistrates Court
Northampton Magistrates Court

A Northampton man who drunkenly stole a toothbrush worth £200 from Boots has said it was a “stupid” thing to do.

Darren Anderson, of St James Road, St James, in Northampton was appeared at Northampton Magistrate’s Court on Thursday after he stole a £199.99 electric toothbrush whilst on conditional discharge for being drunk and disorderly in a public place.

Anderson, who was arrested for disorderly behaviour whilst drunk in Abington in January this year, was captured on CCTV taking the toothbrush from a shelf before hiding it in his jacket and leaving the Boots store without paying.

The 43-year-old said that he was also a “bit” drunk at the time of the theft and recognised that it was a “stupid” thing to do.

The court heard that Anderson has a history of temper issues, drug abuse and some mental difficulties.

Anderson, who pleaded guilty to theft and breaching his conditional discharge, received a community order of nine months supervision and four months of drug rehabilitation.

He was ordered to pay a total fine of £344.99, inclusive of the £199.99 to be paid back to Boots.