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A SHOPPER who wheeled out furniture from Ikea without paying told police he was showing it to his disabled gran to see if she wanted to buy it.
Naik Singh was seen wheeling out the drop-leaf table, mirrored cabinet and drawers worth £220 on December 1.
Bristol magistrates heard he loaded the goods into a lift and bypassed tills but was nabbed by security.
The goods were recovered and Singh tested positive for cocaine and opiates.
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Singh, 31, of Mary Carpenter Place, Bristol, pleaded guilty to theft.
William Palmer, defending, conceded his client had forwarded a "very spurious story" concerning the incident.
Magistrates gave Singh a two-month curfew, under which he must stay at home from 7pm to 7am, and imposed £85 court costs and a £60 victim surcharge.