Woman Shoplifts Clothes, Comes Back to Interview For Job In Shoplifted Clothes, Shoplifts Some More

What the heck in wrong with Canada this week? Yesterday we wrote about the stupidest man in the Great White North and now comes news of a woman who is either the dumbest or most brazen shoplifter we’ve heard about in a while.

According to police in Barrie, Ontario, a 40-year-old woman went to interview at a local store and on the way out decided to help herself to the unofficial employee five-finger discount.

The manager, who had just finished interviewing the woman, spotted the shoplifting on the store’s security camera but wasn’t fast enough to stop her from getting away.

Of course, he had her resume in her hand, so locating her secret shoplifter lair was not terribly difficult for the authorities.

But wait — there’s more.

When police went through the security tapes, they noticed the same woman had been in the store the day before her interview… shoplifting the outfit she wore when applying for the job.

Quipped Barrie’s version of David Caruso as he politely removed his sunglasses, “It is unlikely that she will be getting an interview in the near future.”

Applicant can add ‘shoplifting’ to resume [Cnews]

Thanks to SteveDave for the tip!


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  1. danmac says:

    Oh, she’ll be getting an interview…downtown.

  2. MongoAngryMongoSmash says:

    Maybe she was interviewing for a security job and was testing the current model.

    • Loias supports harsher punishments against corporations says:

      Or perhaps she was a reporter doing a side story that the network didn’t know about.

      Oh wait, we’re heard that one before…

  3. obits3 says:

    Maybe she wanted to look like she already worked there =)

  4. AllanG54 says:

    Can’t wait to see what my gal, Tanya Harding says about this on World’s Dumbest…on Tru TV

  5. Don_Thate says:

    She’s from Barrie… if you know anything about north-central Ontario residents, enough said. (This coming from someone who grew up around there.)

    • Bakergirl says:

      Hey, at least she wasn’t from Thunder Bay….Am I right?

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

      At least the Barrie Burger on Essa Road gives you comfort food. Always stop off there on my way to visiting people further north up the 400. Sure beats Mickey D’s. Gas there’s usually a few cents/litre cheaper than in Toronto too. Go figure. But that’s about all Barrie’s good for.

  6. smo0 says:

    Ah…. (referring to the other post) … so there IS a ranking!

  7. Streakist says:

    “he had her resume in her hand”?

    • Murph1908 says:

      Of course. She didn’t have time to shoplift a computer and a printer, so the resume was handwritten, i.e. it was in her hand.

      Ok. That’s a stretch, and requires a British 19th century accent to make it feel right, but I’m submitting it anyway.

  8. tbax929 says:

    Was that wrong? Should I not have done that?


  9. corkdork says:

    Generally, people who commit crimes aren’t the brightest bulbs in the bunch. We had a guy come into our store, steal a pint of vodka, and fill out an application for employment. It was quite literally the easiest arrest that the sheriff’s officer that we called had ever made, according to him; the guy was sitting outside the store on a bench filling out the application when he rolled up.

    • raydee wandered off on a tangent and got lost says:

      We had videos for sale at the rental shop where I worked … had a woman come in with a bag, stuff it with movies from the sale rack… then walked up to the register to try and return them for cash.


  10. zandar says:

    Maybe she felt like interviewing in a suit obviously off the rack at the Goodwill would work against her. She’s probably right.

    But it’s not out of the realm of possibility that choosing very plain items in good shape, then laundered and pressed correctly, would look every bit as professional as a new suit.

    But, rather than take the hard route, sounds like she wanted the shortcut. That’s what’s society seems to be coming to- take the shortcut, WHATEVER it might be. Read the police blotter often enough and the causes look like laziness and the stupidity to think they can pull it off.

    • hattrick says:

      Yes, exactly, throughout history there have never been stupid people committing stupid crimes. This an entirely new development, and it signals that THIS generation is the worst ever.

      Clearly, you do not read old newspapers.

    • JulesNoctambule says:

      I’m curious — how can you tell when a suit is ‘obviously off the rack at Goodwill’ or freshly purchased from Macy’s? Or do my local thrift stores just carry a better class of merchandise?

  11. savvysavingbytes says:

    As a New Yorker, I’ve seen at least 10 shoplifters in action and all were fascinating.


  12. Caveat says:

    The woman is probably smarter than most people assume. I have been living in Canada for a year and law enforcement is a joke. In Quebec you can call 911 until you are blue in the face but if you want to find an officer you have to go to Tim Hortons (the coffee bar). I continually see street people breaking laws in front of officers and nothing is said or done. IF someone gets arrested, they are immediately released again. On a TV show this week, a Vancouver man had over 200 theft arrests on his record, and he keeps on on being let out to steal some more.

  13. chimpski says:

    She is awesome =)

  14. Big Mama Pain says:

    UGH, fucking concern troll.

  15. Floppywesl says:

    Worst porno plot EVR

  16. jiubreyn says:

    Amazing story. That really brightened up my day. :)