Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Dad who who stole food gets job

"Crumbs of Comfort" recently surpassed 580 archived posts and 20,000 page visits from readers in ten nations. Today's crumb comes from Malaysia. It began when a 31-year-old father of three stole fruit and a few bottles of drinks from a Tesco supermarket in Bukit Mertajam. Caught by store security, he immediately confessed, explaining that he had to care for his young children who were hungry. He and his children were living with a relative while his wife was in a coma at a nearby hospital after giving birth to their fourth child.

                                                                              Rui Vieria/PA Wire
The Tesco general manager was about to call authorities, but when he heard the man's reason for stealing, he offered him a job instead. He also gave the man cash to cover his current expenses, and staff from market visited his relative's house and also the hospital where his wife had wakened from her coma but the baby did not survive birth complications. The store manager explained, "We decided not to lodge a police report since this was a genuine case of extreme poverty. For now, our priority is to ensure that he enrolls his 7-year-old son in school."

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