Video: Offbeat - is this Britain’s dumbest thief?

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He could lay claim to being Britain’s dumbest thief.

A hapless shoplifter was caught on CCTV as he coaxed staff to chase him as he fled from a convenience store in Wigan with a drink he hadn’t paid for.

But he was almost immediately stopped in his tracks by workers who accepted the challenge, before handing him over to the police.