Posts tagged "shoplifting"

Woman Steals $3.99 Bottle Of Wine To Reunite With Her Jailed Boyfriend

Alicia Walicke, a 22-year-old from Cedar Park, Texas, was devastated when her boyfriend was arrested and sent to the county jail -- so she set out to join him there. Walicke shoplifted a $3.99 bottle of wine from a local gas station and then sat down outside to drink it, waiting for the cops to…
By: Claire Hannum / August 19, 2014

11 (Alleged) Celebrity Thieves

You might think a world-famous filmmaker and author would be above petty crime. But you would be wrong! Miranda July, the twee mind behind the film “You And Me And Everyone We Know,” has confessed in this week’s issue of The New Yorker to a sordid history of shoplifting. Her first time stealing wa…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 5, 2011

“Sesame Street” Costume Used As Punishment For Shoplifting

An 18-year-old Virginia boy who was caught shoplifting at a Halloween store was given a very fitting punishment for his crime. Instead of calling the cops, the Halloween Express owner offered the boy an alternative to a criminal record: stand for six hours outside of the store dressed as Bert of "Sesame Street," holding…
By: Ami Angelowicz / October 18, 2010

Quotable: Beth Ditto Explains Her Sticky Finger Habit

"I have a hard time not buying or stealing. If I want something, I have to have it ... I used to steal more. I mostly stole from Goodwill. You know, ‘Can’t be bothered. The line’s too long. Put it in your purse.'"—Beth Ditto the now famous Karl Lagerfeld-approved singer, explaining her penchant for…
By: Bianca Posterli / March 31, 2010

Would You Resort To Stealing Your Favorite Lip Gloss?

The recession is affecting everyone. From layoffs to budget cuts, a few money problems are inevitable it seems. But in England, those issues are hitting the middle class so hard that people have resorted to crime in order to keep up appearances. Over the past year, shoplifting has increased by 20 percent, while clothing and…
By: Bianca Posterli / November 12, 2009

Confessions of A Childhood Shoplifter

I hope my parents aren’t reading this -- because I have something to confess. I was a childhood shoplifter. It started off innocently enough, when I was 13. A neighborhood friend dared: “Go into the local health food store and steal a stick of incense.” Always game, I replied, “Done!” I came out with…
By: Ami Angelowicz / August 14, 2009

Have You Ever Shoplifted?

This statistic absolutely blew me away: according to the Guardian, women in the U.K. are nine times more likely than men to shoplift. And they're good at it, as only one in 48 shoplifters gets caught! Why is it that shoplifting is such a female-heavy crime? Is it because shoplifting is criminal, but not aggressive,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 23, 2009

Star Couplings: Bai Ling Busted For Shoplifting While Heart Broken

D-List celebrity and all-around crazy dresser, Bai Ling, was arrested last week for shoplifting. Her excuse? She was upset over a "bad breakup". Crying about a broken heart ain't gonna guarantee you mercy in a court of law, sweetheart. [Celebitchy] Holy Moly! Stop the presses! Jennifer Aniston and Angelina Jolie may finally come…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 18, 2008