AÂ lawmaker resigned Thursday for stealing aÂ sandwich from a supermarket because he was annoyed about being ignored by staff
Three supermarket employees had â€œtreated (him) like airâ€ and continued chatting
A Slovenian lawmaker resigned for stealing aÂ sandwich from a supermarket because he was annoyed about being ignored by staff.
Darij Krajcic, a member of parliament for the Marjan Sarec List (LMS) party â€” the senior partner in the ruling coalition â€” said he walked off without paying because three supermarket employees had â€œtreated (him) like airâ€ and continued chatting.
â€œI must have stood some three minutes by the counter,â€ he told private POP TV last week.
Krajcic insisted that he returned shortly afterwards to pay for the sandwich.
But he apologised and resigned from parliament.
Lawmaker Darij Krajcic [Courtesy]
The center-left LMS party of Prime Minister Marjan Sarec is the senior member of a five-party minority government, voted in last September.
Public support for the premier has received a boost recently from public sector wage hikes and the dismissal of two ministers accused of abuse of power and bullying.
The head of LMSâ€™ parliamentary faction, Brane Golubovic, condemned Krajcicâ€™s actions as â€œunacceptableâ€ and said the MP â€œhas to bear the responsibility, in line with LMSâ€™ high ethical standards.â€
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