Late BEATLE John Lennon was an obsessive shoplifter during his student days
in the 1950s, according to a former pal.
The kleptomaniac IMAGINE singer would steal items from one particular
bookstore in Liverpool, England, whilst attending the city's School of Art -
because he was curious to see "what he could get away with".
Actor RICHARD TATE says, "It was almost as if he wanted to get struck down
by a thunderbolt.
"He could have gone into (British store) WOOLWORTHS, but he had to go into
this particular shop. He was always a maverick."
Lennon was shot dead in 1980 at the age of 40 in New York.