Well according to his psychiatrist in court, it was because he was touched inappropriately as a very small boy!
I knew it. As soon as I heard Williamson had been flogging truck loads of money from his union – I said to the missus – "He must have been touched inappropriately! "It will get ya stealing every time". The missus said, "really?" I said, "Yup!" So she touched me inappropriately and within five minutes I had rifled through her handbag!
Then Williamson's psychiatrist laid even more proof for his client's light fingered activities. He also dredged up an incident – again as a small boy – when his parents couldn't pay for the movie tickets. This drove him to ensure his children never went without! Poor bastard! I knew it. I bloody KNEW IT!
Fancy dragging him off to a theatre and then there is no movie. Scar you for life that can. I said to Mrs Renny, "This poor bloke was left on the doorstep with a bag of popcorn but no movie. That's why he had to steal extra money over and above his $10,000 a week to erase that awful memory!"
She asked if that would do it. I said, "Yup! Deprive a kid of a movie once and he will fight tooth and nail for the rest of his life to shore up his bank account. Nothing surer", I said.
"It's how Kerry Packer got started", I said . "There he was as a small kid, and his old man, Frank wouldn't buy him a new polo pony. Next thing ya know Kerry is working his ring off and making millions. Scar a kiddie and you'll create a fortune."
The bloody stupid (and I offer out of touch) lady Crown Prosecutor then made the snide comment that the prospect that somebody may not be able to afford a movie ticket on a salary of $500,000 per year was slightly preposterous.
The cynical bitch! Has she ever been touched inappropriately? Or left standing with a blinking box of buttered popcorn wondering what Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid was all about? Obviously not! Scarred for life the poor little bastard.
See, these bastard 'Librals' don't get shit like that in their lives. They get to go to the bloody movies. They get to go to their Anglican bloody churches where the priests are allowed to have a shag so they leave the schoolboys alone.
But your Catholics, your prime Labor voting group, scar kids for life and turn them into raving bloody kleptomaniacs!
I say let him off. He has done his time!