A woman has been arrested after helping herself to some of the 3000 pounds worth of food that a Tesco express had thrown out. Sasha Hall is said to have taken some potato waffles, pies and ham that she had found on the street, following a power cut at the Tesco in Great Baddow, Essex.
She was shocked as she was approached by police and arrested for ‘Theft by finding’. The 21-year-old is now facing trial later this month.
She said of the matter: “It had been thrown out, so I thought I could put it to better use. But when the police came round I was so upset. I felt like a terrible criminal.
‘I would think the police have better things to be doing with their time than going after people who pick up potato waffles from the street. It’s all been blown totally out of proportion.
A Tesco spokesman said: ‘We are assisting the police with their inquiries. We seek to minimise waste in all our stores and where possible will seek to reuse and recycle it’
Hall also said that the supermarket, who’s motto is ‘Every little helps’ should have been glad that the food would be put to good use.