By Jacob King and Rochelle Hughes
A shameless seagull has been caught shoplifting an entire loaf of bread in a hilarious video.
The hungry bird was seen sneaking into Poundland in Whitby, North Yorks, and leaving with a full-size wrapped loaf of bread held in its beak only to drop the snack after being confronted by an angry member of staff.
Road worker Josh Binks captured the entertaining moment outside the bargain store on Friday [May 17] from his car – and the resulting footage has since racked up thousands of likes and shares on social media.
The 19-year-old, from Whitby, said: “I was picking my mum up as she works at that store, and I saw a seagull walk through the doors. I’d only just pulled up and I just watched it.
“The bread was on a middle shelf about half a metre high and it was flapping its wings and pulling it towards himself.
“It dropped it and then that’s when I started filming. It was so funny and unexpected.
“I couldn’t believe what I was seeing, I didn’t think it would be a seagull video on my social media that got so many likes and shares.”
Josh said he’s heard of several incidents where seagulls are causing trouble but had never seen one with his own eyes before.
He said: “I know someone who had their fish and chips nicked out of their hands by a seagull.
“They are definitely getting braver, and they are huge too.”