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    Judge orders shoplifters to wear 'I'm a thief' signs
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv...n_page_id=1770

    Shoppers entering a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Alabama got a reminder not to try anything funny: Two shoplifters stood outside with signs reading "I am a thief, I stole from Wal-Mart."

    Attalla City Judge Kenneth Robertson Jr. ordered the two people to wear the signs for four hours each during two successive Saturdays.

    "The only comments we've heard so far have been positive," said store manager Neil Hawkins. "Most of them thought it was a good thing."

    One of the shoplifters, Lisa King Fithian, 46, wore the sign from 11am to 3pm to avoid a 60-day jail sentence. Another convicted shoplifter was at the store from 3pm to 7pm.

    Fithian maintained her innocence. She said her conviction was based on a misunderstanding: She said she was taking a $7 item to the service desk because it would not scan.

    Outside the store, she said people who saw her wearing the sandwich board commented that the punishment was "cruel."

    Hawkins noted how embarrassing it would be for the public to see someone who got caught shoplifting. "Maybe they'll think twice about doing it," he said.


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    nowadays people do view that as cruel and thats ashame. when i was little one of my cousins got caught shoplifting from a drug store and had to do the samething. people didn't think it was cruel back then.
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    Fithian maintained her innocence. She said her conviction was based on a misunderstanding: She said she was taking a $7 item to the service desk because it would not scan.

    Outside the store, she said people who saw her wearing the sandwich board commented that the punishment was "cruel."

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    Quote Originally Posted by BEB View Post
    Judge orders shoplifters to wear 'I'm a thief' signs
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/pages/liv...n_page_id=1770

    Shoppers entering a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Alabama got a reminder not to try anything funny: Two shoplifters stood outside with signs reading "I am a thief, I stole from Wal-Mart."

    Attalla City Judge Kenneth Robertson Jr. ordered the two people to wear the signs for four hours each during two successive Saturdays.

    "The only comments we've heard so far have been positive," said store manager Neil Hawkins. "Most of them thought it was a good thing."

    One of the shoplifters, Lisa King Fithian, 46, wore the sign from 11am to 3pm to avoid a 60-day jail sentence. Another convicted shoplifter was at the store from 3pm to 7pm.

    Fithian maintained her innocence. She said her conviction was based on a misunderstanding: She said she was taking a $7 item to the service desk because it would not scan.

    Outside the store, she said people who saw her wearing the sandwich board commented that the punishment was "cruel."

    Hawkins noted how embarrassing it would be for the public to see someone who got caught shoplifting. "Maybe they'll think twice about doing it," he said.



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    Hahahaha that's awesome...
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    Excellent,... Props to the judge.

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    Thats a great idea,
    kudos to the judge!!!!
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    Inovative and eye catching.

    I think the next step should be a tattoo on the forehead to make the job easier for retail security to spot then in future.

 

 

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