Oxford cyclist appears in court after using bank cards dropped by fox in Cowley

Oxford cyclist appears in court after using bank cards dropped by fox in Cowley

Oxford cyclist appears in court after using bank cards dropped by fox in Cowley

Cyclist used bank cards he found on the street and dropped by a FOX to buy £70 worth of cigarettes and alcohol, court hears

  • A fox ran off with a wallet found under a car before dumping it on the street
  • Qasim Hussain, 36, Oxford, found the fox’s loot and attempted four trades
  • He used the bank cards in it to buy £70 worth of booze and cigarettes
  • He was ordered to pay £250 in damages and £22 casualty allowance

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Oxford cyclist appears in court after using bank cards dropped 3

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Hussain Qasim, 36, pictured in the photo leaving Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (11 May). He was ordered to pay £250 in damages and £22 casualty allowance

A cyclist has appeared in court for using bank cards found in a wallet grabbed by a fox and then dropped on the street.

The mischievous mammal helped himself to a wallet from under a car in Cowley, Oxfordshire, before dumping it.

Less than five minutes later, Qasim Hussain, 36, cycling down the road discovered the fox’s loot and used the bank cards in the BP garage on Oxford Road to buy £70 worth of cigarettes and alcohol.

The opportunist tried to use the card four times and was eventually rejected.

When the wallet owner noticed that he was missing, he decided to check his CCTV footage and discovered that the theft came from under his car around 10 p.m. Images then show how the cyclist takes off with the goods.

Hussain, Hurst Street, Oxford, who appeared in the court of magistracy, pleaded guilty to fraud by false representation.

He also admitted to stealing £120 and £240 worth of chocolate from two nearby Sainsbury’s shops on several occasions.

Hussain used the bank cards to buy £70 worth of booze and cigarettes from the BP garage on Oxford Road, Cowley (pictured).  The bank cards were declined after these transactions

Hussain used the bank cards to buy £70 worth of booze and cigarettes from the BP garage on Oxford Road, Cowley (pictured).  The bank cards were declined after these transactions

Hussain used the bank cards to buy £70 worth of booze and cigarettes from the BP garage on Oxford Road, Cowley (pictured). The bank cards were declined after these transactions

The shaggy devil snatched the victim's wallet from under his car and later threw it on the street before Hussain discovered it (STOCK)

The shaggy devil snatched the victim's wallet from under his car and later threw it on the street before Hussain discovered it (STOCK)

The shaggy devil snatched the victim’s wallet from under his car and later threw it on the street before Hussain discovered it (STOCK)

Prosecutor Anne Sawyer-Brandish told the Oxford Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday (11/5) that Hussain had had 45 previous convictions.

He faced court last May for shoplifting and received a suspended sentence the year before.

Nawaz Khan, softening, said Hussain’s offense was purely opportunistic with the help of the fox.

She explained, “Mr Hussain happened to pass by and drove over the wallet, stopped and found this credit card there.

“Unfortunately, he’ll succumb to temptation.”

The court heard that Hussain previously struggled with substance abuse but now partnered with the addiction organization Turning Point and received a methadone prescription.

He gave a clear drug test result on the morning of his appearance in court and was described by Mr Khan as ‘a man who has changed in many ways’.

Kay Whitaker, chairman of the bank, issued a 12-month parole: “We have found that you have a significant and long history of violations.

“However, you did your best to reduce that and we are impressed that you are attending Turning Point and impressed that you produced a negative test today.

“I don’t underestimate the challenge of dealing with long-term drug addiction.”

He was ordered to pay Sainsbury’s £250 in damages and £22 casualty allowance.

Source: New feed