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Thief had a wee on packets of baby wipes in bizarre Dunnes Stores outburst

Thief had a wee on packets of baby wipes in bizarre Dunnes Stores outburst

A MAN destroyed €164 worth of baby wipes by urinating on them in a supermarket aisle, a court heard.

Abou Bacar Toure (32) was arrested for criminal damage after he relieved himself on the wipes, which had to be thrown out.

Toure, with an address at Mountjoy Square, Dublin 1 pleaded guilty to offensive conduct by urinating on stock in a supermarket shopping aisle.

He also admitted criminal damage and separate multiple counts of theft of bottles of wine.

Judge John Cheatle adjourned his cases for consideration by another judge of a suspended sentence.

Dublin District Court heard gardai were called to Dunnes Stores on Henry Street on August 16, 2015 to find that Toure had urinated on baby wipes on display in the shop.

He had two stolen bottles of wine worth €17 on him when store detectives stopped him.

He was arrested and brought to Store Street Garda Station.

The court heard on September 13 last year, Toure went to The George bar and stole an iPhone worth €400.

He returned 20 minutes later and was stopped by security, who called gardai.

Toure went to Marks & Spencer on Mary Street three times and stole bottles of wine.

He stole two bottles of wine on one day, August 20 last year.

He returned the next day and was caught stealing another two bottles of wine. Gardai viewed CCTV and were satisfied he was the culprit.

The wine was recovered in the second theft but not in the first.

The court heard Toure was under a suspended sentence at the time of the offences.

Judge Cheatle adjourned his cases for another judge to consider whether to activate a sentence.

The charges against Toure are under the Theft and Fraud and Criminal Damage Acts.