A British man will spend the next three months in the slammer — for ripping off a trio of medical masks from a hospital during the coronavirus crisis, according to cops.
Lerun Hussain, 34, was busted Sunday stealing three masks from King’s College Hospital in south London, according to the Metropolitan Police.
He pleaded guilty to theft on Tuesday and was sentenced at Croydon Magistrates’ Court to three months in prison, or a month for each mask, the force said.
The sentence comes amid a global shortage of medical masks because of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
It has hit Britain hard, with almost 66,000 confirmed cases and more than 6,000 deaths as of Wednesday, Johns Hopkins University data shows.