A man who worked at Poundland for several years 'went berserk', unloading thousands of pounds in small change on unsuspecting customer as they paid for their purchases.
The man - who gave out a total of £10000 and 27 pence of his own money before he was restrained by colleagues - told investigators that years of dealing in largely notes and pound coins had made him finally snap.
'I started dreaming of handing customers handfuls of proper change,' he told psychiatrists.'Then the nightmares started. I just wanted to say to a customer "£1.68 please" or "72p". It felt great handing out change that didn't have to add up to a pound.'
The man is now said to be working at a 99p store.