Jeremy Clarkson has punched a shoplifter who was caught openly stealing from his farm store in Diddly Squat.
The former Top Gear presenter, who opened the Cotswolds store in 2020, shared CCTV footage of the thief within the store yesterday, telling his followers ‘this man came ‘shopping’ on the farm store’, including that he ‘would like to meet the cu.’
The video exhibits a bearded man, carrying a black long-sleeved high, black gilet and black cap, casually grabbing a bottle of alcohol from the highest shelf earlier than placing it in his jacket pocket.
He then slips one other merchandise from a close-by basket into his coat earlier than sauntering again by the shop, pretending to have an interest within the different merchandise, whereas one other man stands on the register.
According to police, the 2 males arrived and left in the identical automobile. While one man went to the counter and acquired £69 value of products, the opposite capped man stole two bottles of alcohol and one other unknown merchandise value round £80.
The man is seen placing two objects from the Diddly Squat Farm in his pocket earlier than casually strolling by the shop
Clarkson, who has been operating the farm store since 2020, informed his followers “this guy came to shop” on the farm store, including that he wish to “get to know the cu”
It is unclear when the footage was recorded and whether or not the police had been contacted
The males entered the well-known farm at round 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. After taking the products, they left the store, jumped right into a automobile and drove off in the direction of Burford, West Oxfordshire.
Police say they’re investigating the case following a report of shoplifting.
Clarkson followers responded rapidly to the message. One of them stated, “Where’s security when you need them?”
A second quipped, “If you steal from someone who has 6.7 million followers and get caught on camera.”
While a 3rd added: “People actually think cameras don’t exist.”
A spokesperson for Thames Valley Police informed MailOnline: ‘We received a report of shoplifting at Diddly Squat Farm Shop in Chipping Norton Road, Chadlington at around 4.15pm yesterday (8/8).
“Two men entered the store after arriving in the same vehicle. One went to the till and bought £69 worth of goods, while the other stole two bottles of alcohol and another unknown item, worth around £80.
“Both men then left the store, got back into the vehicle and drove off in the direction of Burford.”
Officers have urged anyone with information to call 911 or file a report on the website, citing the reference number 43230353268.
Alternatively, information can be provided to the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111 or via its website.
Last month, Clarkson had another problem on his Oxfordshire site – the subject of the presenter’s hit TV present Clarkson’s Farm – and needed to subject a panicked warning to prospects who may need purchased exploding bottles of cider.
He raised the pressing alarm after a ‘massive cock up’ with their Hawkstone ciders.
The 63-year-old tweeted in panic: “F*** F*** F*** F*** F*** F***. There has been a huge bang and as a result there is very little chance that some of our Hawkstone CIDER bottles will, there is no easy way to put it, explode.”
He added: ‘If the cap is code L3160, open it under water, pour it away and contact us for a refund. (email protected).
The man appeared to be checking his phone before deciding which item to steal
He is then seen lifting one of the items from the top shelf, while another man waits at the counter
Here the man is seen putting the item in his jacket coat before wandering through the store and picking up a second item
‘I’m actually sorry, however on the brilliant facet, the beer is okay and nonetheless scrumptious. Like the cider, in untouched bottles. And virtually all of them are.’
A buyer responded to Clarkson’s tweet with a photograph of the cider bottle, with the L3160 code, tweeting, “Like this?” I had one final evening and it was nice, wanting ahead to this one tonight.’
The host of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire responded, “Open it while wearing a Hurt Locker suit.”
Another joked, “The cider is delicious, taste the apple, I’m not put off by a little explosive cider.”
The presenter responded: ‘Most of the cider you drink is made from concentrate. Ours is made with real apples.’
Clarkson and the Costwold Brew Co launched the vary of drinks in 2021.
Diddly Squat Farm’s social media web page stated the bottles exploded on account of “over-fermentation.”
It added: ‘If you have any of this batch it’s necessary to eliminate it below the faucet water now and watch out as these are in glass bottles – please take an image of the caps and we’ll ship you a brand new batch or a refund… no matter you select…if you happen to’ve already drunk the cider don’t fear – apologies from all of us…’.
In June, Clarkson gained a prolonged battle with the council to increase the automobile park at its Oxfordshire web site
Mr. Clarkson joked with prospects who had already opened among the dodgy batch of ciders
The exploding cider got here weeks after Clarkson gained his battle with West Oxfordshire District Council to offer extra parking areas at his Diddly Squat farm.
The TV star had been in a bitter row with the council for greater than a 12 months after it refused to provide him permission to broaden the shop’s parking services.
Lack of parking area for guests resulted in lengthy queues of vehicles being left on the facet of nation roads, damaging boggy hills and land.
It sparked outrage amongst some native residents within the leafy village of Chadlington.
But ultimately, the town council gave method in June to the extension and the change of use of the land.
However, proposals so as to add a restaurant to the favored web site had been rejected.
MailOnline has contacted Clarkson.