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Man breaks into McDonald's to steal Big Macs before setting fire to his own flat

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Man breaks into McDonald’s drive-thru to steal Big Macs before setting fire to his own flat

CCTV footage captures the moment a man breaks into a McDonald’s to steal food, before setting fire to his own flat.

Scott Golding, 24, broke into the Mansfield branch of McDonald’s in the early hours of 4 January, by smashing a window.

A few moments later he jumped back through the same window with a full McDonald’s bag.

Two days later, emergency services were called to Shireoaks Court, Mansfield, when residents reported a flat in a block of four apartments was on fire around 5.30am.

People were forced to flee from their properties, with one woman having to jump out of a window to safety.

Goulding, of Shireoaks Court, has now been jailed for a total of three years and four months.

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