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Jobseeker dumped 20lbs of dog poo on Hanley job centre’s carpets

by | 9th, February 2013

SIMON Bonnell, 21, staged a dirty protestin the foyer of Hanley’s Job Centre Plus: he dumped 20lbs of dog poo on the carpets. Mr Bonnell, who owns a Rottweiler and a Dalmatian, had arrived 10 minutes late for an appointment to sign on. Staff told him he’d have to speak with an advisor on the phone. Says he:

 “The staff spoke to me like I was dirt and said they would stop my money. I was angry when I was on the telephone but there was a baby next to me and so I didn’t swear. Looking back I was glad I did what I did at the time. I just felt so mad. I just want to get a job as I don’t want to be on the dole.”
Magistrates at North Staffordshire Justice Centre banned Mr Bonnell from the Job Centre building for three months – meaning he loses £600 in jobseekers’ allowance. He was fined £200 and ordered to pay £63.60 to cover the cost of industrially cleaning the carpet.
A couple of lessons to learn, perhaps:
1. Front-line staff should take babies to work
2. Staffordshire likes the word ‘Centre’
3. Anyone with 20lbs of dog turds knocking about their home could put their time to better use.
4. Why get dogs involved in your crime (see below)?

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