The 32-year-old mother who stole milk and ice-cream to feed her starving kids was left free of charge in Heraklion, Crete. The Heraklion prosecutor had issued an arrest warrant against her yesterday, but the day after she was acquitted. The devastated woman appeared in court in a terrible psychological condition only to confess that she had stolen milk for herself and her small children. Speaking to the journalists, she claimed it was the first time she had ever done such a thing, and it was her desperation that led her to this action, since her family is in difficult economic conditions.
“I was desperate, hopeless, my kids were starving,” she explained, noting, however, that she has regretted her decision and that she cannot even look her two daughters (aged 4 and 6) in the eyes after her arrest.
The 32-year-old grabbed two cans of long-lasting milk, a carton of fresh milk and an ice-cream without paying.
After the public’s reaction in favor of the desperate woman, the head company of the supermarket chain decided to drop the charges against her, especially after her confession that she had gone ahead with her act in the face of the economic despair and under the specter of hunger. As a result, the hopeless mother was left free of charges to return to search for another meal for her small children.