A HUNGRY thief scoffed a super-hot chilli pepper he stole — and collapsed in agony in the street.

Marcus Banwell, 39, grabbed a handful of Scotch Bonnet chillis and stuffed one in his mouth as he fled.

Moments later he was found doubled-up in pain, coughing and vomiting on the pavement.

Cops were called and found a further four peppers, a milkshake and fruit juice stolen from an Asian food shop.

They also recovered a £225 clarinet taken from a nearby music shop tucked into his waistband and wraps of crack cocaine
and heroin.

Scotch Bonnets are one of the hottest chillies in the world with a heat rating of 100,000 to 350,000 Scoville units — compared to just 2,500 to 8,500 for a jalapeno.

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