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    Default Shoplifters Wear 'I Am Thief' Sign

    We have the "Wall of Shame" in our bingo hall for those who have repeatedly given bad cheques....

    Judge Makes Shoplifters Wear 'I Am Thief' Sign
    Woman Denies Stealing

    POSTED: 6:40 am EDT May 7, 2007

    ATTALLA, Ala. -- Shoppers entering the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Attalla 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 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. to avoid a 60-day jail sentence. Another convicted shoplifter was at the store from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

    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.

    Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press.


    Embarrassing, yes. Will it be effective? Who knows. Do the survey...

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    How about the sign, and also the jail sentence.

    Hell, It would make me want to steal more if I knew that if I got caught, all I would have to do it wear a sign for 4 hours. You think they care? No. Criminals don't care what others think.
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    I think it is great. People are so stupid, something like this might be more effective. Just last week, the police were at the grocery store taking a shoplifting report. The suspects were all easily recognized by the police on the video (local boys familiar to the police). And while they were there, they watched another idiot shoplifting live on the the cameras and arrested them too. The police are IN THE STORE and you still steal? Hell, a few weeks ago, this numbnuts shoplifted and then drove next door to get gas while making his great getaway.

    Not only is this sign a good idea, I think it should say "I AM A MORON" as well.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Not only is this sign a good idea, I think it should say "I AM A MORON" as well.
    or:

    "Darwin in Training"
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    As Bill Engvall says,"Here's your sign."
    Are clothes that are colored just like inmate uniforms still popular among the 'gangsta' set?I haven't seen any since I moved down from Kentucky but I remember numerous persons getting arrested around Paducah and then seeing the SAME people wearing similar clothes,only with a label "Please do not arrest this person.Not an escaped criminal"on the back.
    You gotta be really dumb to draw attention in a manner that's going to make people think you're up to no good.We had some winners there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doughesson View Post
    As Bill Engvall says,"Here's your sign."
    Are clothes that are colored just like inmate uniforms still popular among the 'gangsta' set?I haven't seen any since I moved down from Kentucky but I remember numerous persons getting arrested around Paducah and then seeing the SAME people wearing similar clothes,only with a label "Please do not arrest this person.Not an escaped criminal"on the back.
    You gotta be really dumb to draw attention in a manner that's going to make people think you're up to no good.We had some winners there.
    I can't stand Bill Engvall.

    Not funny at all. All Hick humor is stupid.
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    similar to what this mother did to her son...

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    This is what a Dutch store does to people they catch stealing. Fricking classic !lol


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    I Like It! :d
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