This video has people talking about whether Vaclav Klaus, the Czech president, knowingly used the five-finger discount to take a ceremonial pen during a state visit to Chile — as 5 million people watched. You be the judge.
Spokesperson Radim Ochvat insists that there was no criminal scienter to take the pen encrusted with semiprecious Chilean lapis lazuili stones. Indeed, Chilean President Sebastián Piñera is saying that he is more than willing to make the pen a gift.
As the article below discusses (and supports with a video), in 2008 French President Nicolas Sarkozy was accused of scarfing a pen.
Source: New York Times