Court bans man from vending machines… all of 'em.


Russell Stansfield of Manchester, England, who was busted stealing coins from a parking meter and admitted to similar previous offenses, is now legally banned from vending machines. He's not permitted to use food or beverage vending machines, pay phones (unless he's calling emergency services), or hang around public transport ticket machines after he buys his ticket.

"It's just weird if I'm honest, there are so many things I can't do," Stansfield told the Manchester Evening News. "If I'm at the hospital for hours for example I can't buy any food from the machines… I think I might be the only person in the country with this bizarre restriction, maybe even the world."