Thursday, July 23, 2009

His Luck Takes an Unlucky Turn

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Barry Shell with his $4.4 million cheque
won in Lotto 649 in Toronto
Photo Courtesy: The Toronto Star

Barry Shell (45), of Brampton, Ontario, recently won $4,377,298, collected his cheque from the Ontario Lottery Corporation, and got arrested with his cheque still in his pocket, reports The Toronto Star.

The police arrested him on the charge of his failure in appearing in 2003 at the court for theft under $5,000 and possession of property obtained by crime.

Nowadays, when a person wins a big lottery, worth $10,000 or more, his or her background is thoroughly checked by police. While doing such a checking, the police stumbled upon Barry Shell's past outstanding arrest warrant.

Barry Shell spent a night in jail and was released next day on a $1,500 bail when he promised the judge to appear in the court on July 30. Bookmark and Share