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Poor men arrested after taking food from supermarket garbage cans

By Mason White 8:58 AM January 31, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
Three men were arrested and charged with skipping after they took some discarded food from supermarket garbage cans, police in the United Kingdom said.

Prosecutors in London, said that they will go ahead with the trial of the men, who were caught stealing leftover food from trash cans.

Paul May, 35, will on trial next month in London, after being caught eating discarded tomatoes, mushrooms and cheese in the back of an Iceland store location.

May, who lives in north London, was charged along with two others, Jason Chan and William James, for violating a section of the 1824 Vagrancy Act.

The Crown Prosecution Service said that it is in the public’s interest to punish the three.