Trying To Hide A 43-Inch TV Under Your Skirt Only Works If You Have A Really Ginormous Skirt

Despite the likelihood for ridiculous fashion trends, we’re pretty sure there’s no skirt out there that’s going to completely hide the fact that you’re walking out of a store with a 42-inch TV underneath it, which is what a woman in Norway recently tried to accomplish. “Walked” might be the wrong word — shimmied, slowly shuffled or crept might work better when gripping such a large item without the use of one’s hands.

Indeed, the Daily Mail says she “hobbled” from the store in Oslo to a bus stop nearby and was arrested after a store employee became suspicious of the giant TV underneath her skirt. A TV! Under a skirt! Come on!

She and her companion told cops they were Romanians, and as such, she has “very strong thigh muscles.”

Cops were a bit flabbergasted at the feat, of course.

“It is not unusual that thieves put bits and bobs under their skirts of large sweaters,” said an Oslo police officer. “We wondered at first if this was impossible but then we tried it at  the station with female officers. It is hard — but not impossible.”

Indeed, the paper reports that boyfriends and husbands all over Norway are now daring their better halves to try the stunt for themselves, minus the stealing part of the story.

The woman is being questioned about other thefts in Norway, so perhaps she successfully concealed a refrigerator or perhaps a car in her shoe at some point. Stranger things have happened… probably.

Thief arrested for shoplifting after hiding 42in TV under her skirt [Daily Mail]

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  1. TrustAvidity says:

    Pics or it didn’t happen.

  2. TheMansfieldMauler says:

    She and her companion told cops they were Romanians, and as such, she has “very strong thigh muscles.”

    Freaking awesome. Off to Romania!

  3. nishioka says:

    > “We wondered at first if this was impossible but then we tried it at the station with female officers. It is hard — but not impossible.”

    I’d love to know how that happened.

    “Yeah, I know I’m calling on my day off… would you at all mind wearing a skirt to work tomorrow? We need to, erm, test something. Yeah, that’d be great. Thanks.”

  4. dolemite says:

    What a gyp!

  5. deadbirds says:

    This happened to a family member of mine in south FL, back in the mid 90′s. She worked security for a discount store (Marshalls, TJMaxx, & the like) & watched an obese woman put a large TV under her skirt & “waddle” out the door! She was so large that if my family member hadn’t been actively watching her on the security camera she would’ve gotten away with it! I saw the tape…..hilarious!

  6. mianne prays her parents outlive the TSA says:

    “It is not unusual that thieves put bits and bobs under their skirts of large sweaters.”

    Did they make their skirts out of large sweaters? Were their sweaters so large they were worn like skirts? Did the officer mean a sweater dress? Or did they intend to use an “or” instead of an “of”?

  7. MarkFL says:

    What would be really scary would be if it turned out not to be a flat-screen.

  8. Libertas1 says:

    Gypsies, tramps, and thieves. All in one package.

  9. ChuckECheese says:

    No discussion of upskirt smuggling would be complete without this clip:

  10. BigHeadEd says:

    42″? Yeah, well the diagonal measurement is never as much as the TV manufacturers claim, so it seems more plausible.

  11. Fafaflunkie Plays His World's Smallest Violin For You says:

    From the article:

    Police apprehended the woman – accompanied by her boyfriend – after she hobbled to the exit from the shop in the Norwegian capital Oslo with her skirt covering the £3,000 electrical appliance.

    Wait what? £3,000 for a 42″ TV? About $4,650 (using 1 GBP in CAD on google)??! What’s that TV made of, solid gold? No wonder this woman was trying to shove it under her skirt. For the amount of money that TV set’s worth, I’d try to shove it up my bunghole!

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2187983/Thief-arrested-shoplifting-hiding-42in-TV-skirt.html#ixzz23fPUZE5b

  12. cactus jack says:

    I remember a video of a woman doing this with a raw whole chicken inside of her. I wonder if I can find it again.

  13. scoosdad says:

    Must have been an LG flat screen:

  14. grendyll says:

    I had an experience similar to this:

    It was a couple of days before Thanksgiving. I was in my hometown in small-town south Louisiana, in the local Piggly Wiggly grocery, purchasing some forgotten items for the rapidly approaching holiday.

    The lady in line in front of me was admittedly large, wearing a flowing, flowered housedress. She paid for her meager purchases, then began waddling (no offense, just truthful) towards the door. As she reached the door, a large frozen turkey fell out from underneath her housedress!

    Everyone in the front of the store turned and looked, and the manager came running over, startled. The lady whirled around, saw us all staring at her, and glared, shouting, in her thick Cajun accent,”Who threw dat turkey at me?!”

    After a split-second moment of silence, the entire front of the store erupted in laughter. The manager ended up giving her the turkey, as well as some other items, and wishing her a happy holiday.

    Best. Thanksgiving. Ever.