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Police have cancelled an arrest warrant issued after crook Karl Schmidt disappeared following a 900 GBP fine - when he told them he was hiding at home until he could scrape together the cash.

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Police have cancelled an arrest warrant issued after crook Karl Schmidt disappeared following a 900 GBP fine - when he told them he was hiding at home until he could scrape together the cash.

Thief Schmidt, from Bielefeld, Germany, handed himself in with a collection of coins and notes in a coffee jar.

Judges had earlier told him he'd go to prison for 83 days if he could not pay the fine.

A police spokesman explained: "He said he had been collecting his small change so he could pay the fine. He had the money when he came to us so now he doesn't have to go to prison."

German Herald





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