A sticky-fingered man who shares the name of a former British prime minister has been banned from shops in a UK city after he was caught shoplifting several times.
According to the Nottingham Post, Winston Churchill, 48, has been banned from all stores in Nottingham's city center after he was convicted for shoplifting eight times last year.
Most recently, Churchill was convicted of three counts of theft after he was caught stealing a number of expensive shirts and a ladies coat. He was sentenced at Nottingham Magistrates Court to a 33-week prison sentence in early February, ITV News reports.
The court also banned him from entering all stores in the city center until mid-2015.
As might be expected, netizens have taken to social media sites like Twitter to joke about the thief's famous name:
ow.ly/hUzDTflippin eck..bit of a come-down after leading the country to victory.
— Ted Hemsley (@TedHemsley) February 21, 2013
He's been banned from the beaches, he's been banned from the landing grounds, he's been banned from the fields ... thisisnottingham.co.uk/Nottingham-thi…
— Erik Petersen (@ErikPetersen) February 20, 2013
Winston Churchill banned from every shop in Nottingham for theft?! Poor form from our ex PM. Hang on isn't he dead? ...
— The Speaker (@thespeakeruk) February 21, 2013
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