We Are Shocked, SHOCKED, That This Thief's Disguise Didn't Fool The Cops

How. HOW??


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A thief in the UK has, bafflingly, not managed to fool local police with a Clark Kent-esque disguise involving a pair of glasses and... well, that's it really.

David Springthorpe was reportedly wanted for multiple shoplifting offences and for breaching a court order, said the South Normanton and Pinxton Safer Neighbourhood Team (part of the Derbyshire Police) on Twitter.

But the 30-year-old was apparently so convinced that his new look - i.e. a pair of reading glasses - would make up for his neck tattoos and distinctive ears that he was quickly apprehended.

"David Springthorpe was recently detained by PCSO Tom Smedley after a foot chase in South Normanton," local police said.

"He was wanted on prison recall and a number of shoplifting offences.

"Springthorpe has recently changed his image by sporting a pair of glasses... this was not quite cunning enough."

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Springthorpe's "after" photo has since been removed from the South Normanton and Pinxton Safer Neighbourhood Team's Twitter post, but you can see a screenshot below.

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Springthorpe was sentenced to 30 weeks jail time on Saturday after being charged with the theft of a number of perfume gift sets, say Newshub.

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Triple M Staff

21 November 2019

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