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by Kevin Coupe

I've heard of disgruntled former employees, but this one is a little scary.

In the UK, the Telegram has the story of James Hyett, a 33-year-old former Tesco store employee who apparently had a bone to pick with the retailer.

So he visited a store where he used to work ... and when nobody was looking, left a severed deer's head in one of the self-checkout lanes, and animal entrails draped over the bread aisle.

Hyett was arrested and charged with "criminal damage," though the reporting suggests that there may have been some emotional problems leading to what is called uncharacteristic behavior. He was granted "unconditional bail," and will return to court later this month.

I'm thinking that maybe he watched The Godfather one too many times, and decided to use Tom Hagen as his role model.

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