Former world’s fattest man, 57-year-old Paul Mason, has been arrested for stealing toy and other items from a Walmart store in US.
The Former world’s fattest man who stole £197-worth of medicines, toiletries and even a Star Wars toy, has been fined £43 for shoplifting by a judge in Orange, Massachusetts. Paul Mason who once tipped the scales at 70 stone, now faces returning to the UK for surgery on his knees and gastric band.
The suspect who now weighs 34 stone, was spotted trying to make off with the goods from the store in the town on May 13 this year. The former postal worker – who had slimmed down to 19 stone before piling on the pounds after splitting with his fiancee, was seen putting items into a bag before he attempted to leave the Walmart on his electric mobility scooter without paying for them and further set off an alarm.
The suspect originally from Ipswich, Suffolk, was initially charged with larceny, but it was reduced to the minor charge of shoplifting at Orange District Court on Friday. Mason will now head back to the UK – where he will try to get surgery on the NHS, was fined £43 by the Judge Patrick Sabbs and was given an injunction preventing him from entering in Walmart stores again.