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Disneyland’s Thunder Mountain Roller Coaster Made Harwich Man Steal From Royal Mail

by | 25th, June 2011

GEORGE Ramplin, 43, tells the Beak at Chelmsford Crown Court that he turned to stealing parcels becase of an episode on the Disneyland roller coaster Thunder Mountain in August 2010.

Ramplin says the ride sparked flashbacks of an accident that had befallen him when he was 10. He had been in a minibus that crashed in May 1978. Seven children and one adult died. He was badly injured.

Judge Laura Harris is listening. She is sympathetic.

She hears that the ride triggered post traumatic stress disorder in him. This manifest itself in his stealing parcels from Harwich delivery office in the run up to Christmas 2010. He nicked DVDs and video games. Some of them  might have been made by Disney.

Harris sentences Ramplin to a six month community order with a six month curfew between 7 pm and 7am. She orders him Ramplin to pay £350 towards the Royal Mail’s legal and investigation costs.

She tells him: “This is a tragedy for you and your family.”

Indeed. And it is odd that he took to nicking stuff just before the Christmas rush…

 



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