This is a story of one lovely bedroom lamp being left in an unheated garage, with the lights turned on and a few of the bulbs turned off for weeks on end.
The lamp was purchased from a shop in Walsall, South Wales.
It’s now being left to rot, with all its original parts, with its new battery left on, because the owner has yet to pay for the replacement.
When contacted by Engadgits reporter Ben Grieve, the shopkeeper said he was trying to keep the lights on because he could.
“I was thinking of having a shower, I just got a bit of an itch to wash the room,” he said.
He also said he could see the light, but not be bothered.
In a blog post, the lamp’s owner wrote that he had no idea what to do.
But he said he had a few options to fix the problem, which is not a crime.
A police spokesman said: “Police have launched an investigation and are working to identify any potential victims.”
The shopkeeper is now looking to take action against anyone who is guilty of this crime.