WSJ Editor Caught After Accidentally Stealing From Kmart

Kmart detained Wall Street Journal editor Laura Landro after she accidentally stole $8 from them by putting a more expensive pair of flipflops in a box with a cheaper price tag.

“Did I seem to him like someone who would cheat the store out of $8 and risk this kind of treatment? Unmoved, he told me that he had seen what I did, and “people like you come in here all the time and do this.””

Not anymore. Though Kmart acted within its rights and according to procedure, Landro, along with the hundreds of dollars she usually spends, has vowed to never enter another Kmart again if she can avoid it.

The Accidental Thief [WSJ via BoingBoing]
(Photo: Kim Salomon)