Teen fined for ‘Nednominate’ takeaway thefts dare

Sean Thomson was fined at Livingston Sheriff Court. Picture: Gordon McBrearty
Sean Thomson was fined at Livingston Sheriff Court. Picture: Gordon McBrearty
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A teenager has been fined for a Nednominate dare which saw him steal from two delivery drivers and slam the door in their faces.

Sean Thomson took the food and cigarettes he’d ordered then went inside without paying as his friends roared approval.

But his ‘Nednominate’ dare – a non-alcoholic version of the Neknominate craze sweeping the UK – landed him in the dock at Livingston Sheriff Court on two theft charges.

Thomson, 18, pled guilty yesterday to stealing the meals and cigarettes at his home in Elie Drive, Livingston, West Lothian, on two consecutive days last October.

Anna Murphy, defending, told the court Thomson had no income at present but had applied for £50 a week Jobseekers’ Allowance.

She said: “He was dared by his friends to slam the door in the face of the drivers without paying.

“He did it on both occasions, one day after another.”

Thomson was fined £200 and ordered to pay compensation totalling £66.40 to the Minerva Food Bar in Livingston and Waxxy’s Takeaway in nearby East Calder.

Passing sentence on the first offender, Sheriff Colin McClory told him: “You were trying to be smart – you weren’t. You just made an absolute nuisance of yourself.

“These people are trying to provide a service and somebody doing that sort of thing is not acceptable.

“I’m determined that these compensation amounts are paid as soon as possible from your disposable income.”