Man Steals Ink to Change River Color

A 43-year-old man in the northeast of England has allegedly stolen printer ink because he wated to “change the color of the River Skerne”.

Simon Hall told police he “discovered” ink cartridges to be “the act of God”. He kept possession of the stolen items because he prayed and believed God answered his prayer.

The police searched the man’s home and found a cannabis farm along with stolen goods, including a child’s pushchair and a CCTV system.

He confessed he was in desperate financial situation but strongly denied the printer cartridges were “stolen” rather they were “provided” for another valid reason.

He was given a six months jail sentence, suspended for one year, and also required to do unpaid community work for 150 hours. Further he was required to take part in 10 rehabilitation activity days, along with paying £80 to those he stole from.

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