Friday, January 19, 2007

A Player Who Earns 30k Per Week...

Caught Stealing Toilet Fittings

An England footballer has been given an on-the-spot fine for stealing bathroom fittings.

England defender Glen Johnson, who plays for Portsmouth on loan from Chelsea, and Millwall striker Ben May were caught at B&Q in Dartford, Kent, on Wednesday.

The pair were spotted by a security guard putting a toilet seat into a box with a cheaper price tag before they reached the checkout, The Sun reported.

They also avoided paying for a set of taps by concealing them underneath a sink at the checkout, the newspaper said.

A worker at the store told The S*n: "We all recognised Johnson. No one could quite believe a bloke like him, with all that money, would be moronic enough to nick a toilet seat. But that's what him and May were doing.

"They were spotted by one of our security guards, a chap of 74, and cops arrived as they were trying to leave.

"They seemed to find the whole thing funny and couldn't stop smirking even after they had been arrested."

A Kent Police spokesman said: "Kent Police arrested two 22-year-old men on Wednesday on suspicion of theft in Dartford.

"Both men have been issued with £80 fixed penalty notices."

Gary Double, Portsmouth FC's director of communications, said: "We won't be making a statement."

A Millwall spokeswoman also refused to comment.

Drogballs: I don't know whether to cry or laugh at him. Somebody spare him a toilet seat or something?