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Family Accused Of Traveling The Country To Shoplift $7M Worth Of Merchandise

I don’t know about you, but when my family went on trips together it involved long car rides listening to books on tape, spending a week or hiking in the woods and other fun memories. None of those involved traveling together out of state to shoplift around $7 million in merchandise over decades, like one set of parents and their adult daughter group are accused of doing. [More]

Safeway Shoplifter Stuffs Lobster And Steak Down Pants, Carjacks Elderly Man And Teenage Girl

Safeway Shoplifter Stuffs Lobster And Steak Down Pants, Carjacks Elderly Man And Teenage Girl

Normally, we find tales of merchandise crammed down shoplifters’ pants hilarious.  We were all ready to laugh at the story of a man who used similar methods to steal frozen steak and lobster from a Safeway…until we learned that he fled the scene by carjacking a vehicle with an elderly man and a 13-year-old girl inside, resulting in an Amber Alert. [More]

Why Would Anyone Steal $342 In Cat Food? To Sell To A Friend With 300 Cats, Obviously

Why Would Anyone Steal $342 In Cat Food? To Sell To A Friend With 300 Cats, Obviously

There are always going to be bad consumers out there doing bad things, like stealing from Walmart. Awful. But not all bad consumers have reasons for thieving that can make us start laughing uncontrollably, then in starts and fits every time we think about it again. Presenting: The guy who stole $342 worth in cat food so he could sell it to his friend who has 300 cats. [More]

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Asking Police If You Can Do Heroin After You’re Arrested For Shoplifting Will Prove Troublesome

It’s one thing to get in hot water for shoplifting but you might as well just jump into a lake of boiling water if you follow that by asking police if you can do a little heroin while under arrest. Cops in Minnesota stopped a woman suspected of shoplifting at Walmart and subsequently faced an odd request for someone in handcuffs: Mind if I do some drugs? [More]

Avoid Shoplifting After Faking Your Death To Avoid Shoplifting Charge

Here’s a tip: if you’re going to fake your own death to beat a shoplifting charge, remember that’s a big step. Don’t jeopardize your hard work by shoplifting again at a different department store and getting arrested. A woman in Nashville allegedly did just that, and is now accused of stealing from Dillard’s after faking her death to get out of a shoplifting charge at Macy’s. She did not try the controversial “Dawn of the Dead” defense. [USA Today]

Shoplifters Take $20,000 Worth Of Bras And Panties From Victoria’s Secret

Shoplifters Take $20,000 Worth Of Bras And Panties From Victoria’s Secret

It took them three shoplifting trips, but a pair of real-life underpants gnomes took $20,000 worth of bras and panties from a Florida Victoria’s Secret store. In surveillance video, you can watch two twentysomething men shove merchandise into a bag from another store and their pockets, apparently unnoticed by store employees. [More]

JC Penney, The Promised Land For Shoplifters

JC Penney, The Promised Land For Shoplifters

Shoppers still haven’t started to swarm back into JC Penney stores, but do you know who really loved the place in recent months? Shoplifters. Back in 2012, the chain decided to switch to a new radio tag system, ditching its older anti-theft tags. They abandoned the transition partway through, instead leaving older inventory untagged and ripe for stealing. [More]

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Apply For A Job Or Shoplift A Sex Toy, But Not Both During Same Shopping Trip

It’s good to multi-task and combine errands in one trip, saving time and fuel. It isn’t such a good idea to get drunk, then visit a sex shop in order to steal an “adult toy,” then apply for a job at the same shop. [More]

Police: Parents Took Their 7 Kids Along For Toys ‘R’ Us Shoplifting Spree

Police: Parents Took Their 7 Kids Along For Toys ‘R’ Us Shoplifting Spree

It’s bad enough to go around taking things off store shelves and then not paying for them, but bringing along all seven of your children to help you shoplift is a whole new level of bad consumering. Yes, consumering. [More]

Shoplifters Make Effective Use Of Their Time, Dash Out Of Store With Rolling Racks

Shoplifters Make Effective Use Of Their Time, Dash Out Of Store With Rolling Racks

When you hear the word “shoplifting,” you might picture one person slipping a few small items into her purse, or a person layering extra clothes under their jacket in the fitting room. That’s not how large shoplifting operations roll. Literally roll, in the case of these thieves who took a few racks of merchandise out of a Sports Authority store near Chicago. [More]

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Cop Buys $100 Worth Of Groceries For Woman After She Admits To Shoplifting

Truth be told, we like happy endings better than the ones that only serve to remind us that some consumers are doing things they shouldn’t. That’s why it’s especially warming in our old tickers to hear that after a single mother was stopped for shoplifting, the police officer involved went ahead and bought her $100 worth of groceries to resolve the situation. [More]

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Police: Teens Suspected Of Shoplifting Had Fetus In Shopping Bag

Police in New York City say they made a shocking find after responding to the scene of what appeared to be another routine call. A security guard allegedly spotted two teens snagging lingerie yesterday afternoon at a Victoria’s Secret store and got the police involved. Cops say they then found a fetus in the plastic shopping bag of one of the girls. [More]

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Lawsuit Claims Home Depot Is Shaking Down Accused Shoplifters

A new lawsuit aimed at Home Depot claims the company engaged in shakedown tactics to pressure and intimidate thousands of customers, accused of shoplifting, into paying millions of dollars to have those accusations dropped. The class-action suit says Home Depot would threaten customers with a lawsuit if they didn’t pay up, even when they had no intention of actually suing anyone. [More]

Man Steals Puppies By Shoving Them Down His Pants

Man Steals Puppies By Shoving Them Down His Pants

Puppies are small, cuddly, and pricey, so why not stuff some down your pants and shoplift them? That was the logic of a man in Florida, who stuffed a dachsund puppy and a pug puppy down his pants on two separate trips to an Orlando pet store. [More]

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Always Have A Getaway Strategy For Your TJ Maxx Shoplifting Spree

It seemed like a gift from the crime gods: as an alleged shoplifter was trying to get away from police, there just happened to be an idling car right outside the nearby abandoned Borders. Police say that he got in and tried to make his getaway…and that’s when he learned that the vehicle had an interlock device meant to check the driver’s alcohol levels before letting the car move. [More]

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Motorized Shopping Carts Are Not For Drunken Shoplifting

If you’re going to make a daring escape from a grocery store after a dessert shoplifting spree, it’s probably wise to use something other than one of the store’s own motorized shopping carts. It didn’t end well for an Alaska man who tried to do just that at a Fred Meyer store last week. [More]

Just like Morgan and Jack! But not.

Pals Realize They Should’ve Added “Get Arrested” To Bucket List As Well As “Retail Theft”

Kids these days! They make these pacts, give in to peer pressure and end up– what’s that? Two adult women made a silly deal to do a bunch of stuff on their bucket lists and wind up in jail? Oh, well, that’s different then. And still ridiculous. [More]

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Alleged Shoplifter Makes A Run For It, Loses Pants

Always dress for the task at hand. If you’re going on a long hike, wear layers. Going to the beach? Put on some sunscreen. Suspicious clouds in the sky? Pack an umbrella. And if you’re going shoplifting, for gosh sakes, make sure your clothes fit properly. And put on some underpants. [More]