AN Asda shopper grabbed the hand of a five-year-old girl as he left a supermarket – leaving her mum terrified.
Tadas Kuslevicius, 32, was sentenced to ten weeks behind bars after taking the girl from an Asda in Queensferry, Wales.
The girl was with her mum and grandmother at the supermarket, and Kuslevicius went inside to buy a box of beer, North Wales Live reported.
He came across the family as he left the supermarket, before gesturing to the child and holding her hand.
The mum felt “vulnerable”, prosecuting lawyer Simon Parry said.
Myles Wilson, defending Kuslevicius, said: ”He accepts he would have caused fright and upset. He had no intention of taking her away from the store.”
Mr Wilson said Kuslevicius had made a “foolish mistake”.
Judge Niclas Parry said: ”I sentence you on the basis that you caused this young child, for whatever reason, to be moved away from her mother and grandmother for a matter of seconds.
“Whether you thought that was playful, because you were drunk, I don’t know. But I have no cause to believe you intended to cause any harm.
“You now know, having spent the equivalent of ten weeks in custody, that this is serious because of the distress and alarm you would have caused.”
Kuslevicius was sentenced to ten weeks in prison, but was released as he had already served that time behind bars.
Source: The Sun