Cedric the useless hitchhiker has another day in the sun


The adventures of a French tourist arrested after a West Coast tantrum have gone from bad to worse.

Cedric Claude Rene Rault-Verpre pleaded guilty on Tuesday to wilful damage, after damaging a State Highway 6 road sign when he became frustrated at being unable to hitch a ride.

Outside court, Rault-Verpre said New Zealand should be renamed “Nazi Zealand”.

Now, he has admitted stealing a $1000 sleeping bag from a Kathmandu store in Auckland on September 9th.

Police spoke to Rault-Verpre when he arrived at the Christchurch District Court on Friday morning.

In court, he pleaded guilty to one count of shoplifting.


Can we just get past the idea that this is a tourist that was hard done by?

Get him to pay his fines, keep him in custody until he does, and then deport the little French fry.


– Newshub

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