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French Shopper Arrested After Buying PlayStation 4 For The Price Of Fruit

French Shopper Arrested After Buying PlayStation 4 For The Price Of Fruit

As reported by French-language news site Europe 1, a 19-year-old man has been given a four-month suspended prison sentence for attempting to pick up a second PlayStation 4 for the price of some loose fruit and veg.

Yes, he'd already successfully done it the once, but got greedy and went back for more. Tut tut - we all know it's always best to quit while you're ahead when it comes to being shifty in the supermarket (which is not something we'd condone, of course).

In September last year, the now not-so-happy shopper - named only as 'Adel' in the Europe 1 article, which comes to us via a report at The Sixth Axis - took a new PS4 console to the fruit and veg section of a hypermarket in Montbéliard, a city near the Swiss border.

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There, he put it on the scales usually meant for bananas and tomatoes and the like, and printed out a price label - which totalled a whopping €9.29 (£8 / $10.70).

We're not sure what he put the PlayStation through as - spuds? Satsumas? We may never know - but it was meant to be priced at €340 (£297 / $390) in the store.

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Carrots, maybe? Cauliflower? Credit: PA
Carrots, maybe? Cauliflower? Credit: PA

Thinking himself pretty damn clever, Adel then took the PS4 to the store's self-checkout area, scanned the label and paid up. And, believe it or not, it actually worked!

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He then left and went on to sell the PS4 to someone else for €100 (£87 / $114). A nice profit from €9.29 - albeit thanks to pretty dodgy dealings.

But Adel, reportedly originally from Nice, couldn't help himself and returned to the same store to repeat the trick the very next day - only this time, the retailer had cottoned on and police were actually waiting to arrest him when he tried to stroll out, carrying what definitely wasn't a few euros' worth of delicious sweet peppers.

Last Thursday (24 January), Adel was finally given a four-month suspended prison sentence for his actions, as well as five years of 'ineligibility', which basically has something to do with not stepping inside the store in question for quite a while.

Not sure why he was so keen to grab the new system, to be honest - it's not like it's been popular or anything...

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Entertainment, News, France, Playstation 4, PS4

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]