01 Nov '11, 12am

US couple jailed, lose custody of 3-year-old daughter over sandwiches they claim they forgot to pay for

HONOLULU (AP) - Nicole Leszczynski couldn't imagine that two chicken salad sandwiches would land her and her husband in jail and her 2-year-old daughter in state custody. But it happened five days ago, when the 30-weeks-pregnant woman forgot to pay for her snack while shopping. Leszczynski, 28, and her husband Marcin, 33, were handcuffed, searched then released on US$50 (S$63) bail each. Their ordeal at the police station lasted a few hours, but their daughter Zofia spent the night away from her parents in a case that has sparked nationwide outrage and forced the Safeway supermarket chain to review the incident. 'It was the most ridiculous chain of events that happened,' she said while sobbing on Monday. 'It's still hard to believe what happened.' The family had moved to an apartment near downtown Honolulu from California two weeks ago. Still settling in, they ventured out...

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