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Magnet thief arrested after walking into police station to complain about his photo being printed in paper

By Mason White 5:42 PM October 7, 2015
Nicholas Allegretto stealing magnet 

By: Feng Qian
(Scroll down for video) Police in the United Kingdom, managed to take a thief off the street after he came into a police station to complain that the store he burglarized printed his photo in a paper.

Now, 23-year-old Nicholas Allegretto of Cambridge, has been convicted of theft after being caught on surveillance cameras stealing a magnet from the Mackays hardware store.

According to the police investigation, Allegretto walked into a police station to complain that the store has printed his photo on papers and distributed them to the public.

The store also published a notice in a newspaper, warning Allegretto to stay away from the premises. Instead of lying low, Allegretto went to the Parkside police station to file a complaint.

Instead of being helped, Allegretto was quickly arrested and charged with theft. Store owner Neil Mackay said that he is happy with the outcome.

He also admitted to publishing the photo on Facebook.

Allegretto was convicted of theft in his absence at the Cambridge Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday. The magnet cost 23 pounds ($35).

Allegretto lost his job at a construction company after his employer learned about the theft.