THIEF Michael Carey has been fined after stealing two turkey crowns in the run-up to Christmas.
The 28-year-old, of Foster Road, Portsmouth, admitted taking the birds from Marks and Spencer in Portsmouth.
Prosecutor Graham Heath said Carey threatened to ‘stab’ a member of staff ‘if he tackled him’.
Portsmouth magistrates fined him £23 with £50 compensation to pay, with £40 prosecution costs.
The court heard the former council worker is undergoing drug rehabilitation.
Neither of the birds were recovered.