It proves my old theory: hookers know where to get the best produce.
According to the BBC, PC Stacey Paterson of the Walsall police said, “I’ve heard some excuses before but in the 10 years that I have been a police officer I have never heard a kerb crawler covering up his crimes by claiming to be buying tomatoes!” Obviously, this cop has never read our 20 Dumbest Criminals of 2012 gallery.
The West Midlands Police caught Ikhlaq allegedly withdrawing money from the ATM while his lady of the evening was waiting inside his Nissan Micra. The Register reported that under questioning, Ikhlaq explained he’d taken out 20 quid and was “trying to find somewhere to buy tomatoes.” What better place to find the best tomatoes £20 can buy than the seediest part of town in the middle of the night. One can only assume officers scoured his vehicle for recipes before realizing that maybe they were being duped.
Ikhlaq was found guilty and ordered to pay £665 by the Walsall Magistrates Court. Worst of all, now he’s stuck making a white sauce.