A BULAWAYO man ran out of luck when he was nabbed by security details at an upmarket nightclub before he could walk away with a television set from the establishment.
Twenty-seven-year-old Tapiwanashe Shumba – who is employed by a popular medical doctor in the city centre – was apprehended by bouncers at Vista Nightclub while carrying a stolen television that he had dismounted from a wall in the joint.
He appeared before magistrate Nomasiko Ndlovu charged with theft as defined in section 113(1) (a) of the Criminal Law Codification and Reform Act Chapter 9:23.
Allegations against Shumba were that on 4 August 2019, he dismounted a 40-inch LG plasma television from a wall at Vista Nightclub and tried to leave with it.
Shumba was apprehended by bouncers before he could leave the nightclub with the television worth $2 500.
He was taken to the Bulawayo Central Police Station, before other revellers at the nightclub could mete out instant justice. A case of theft was then opened.
Shumba pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to 10 days in prison with an option to pay a fine of $20.
He told B-Metro that he did not remember committing the crime and blamed his actions on alcohol.
“Like everyone else in the bar I was drunk and I don’t remember how it even happened,” he claimed.