Woman Shot Dead by Walmart Security Guard on Suspicion of Shoplifting

We all know you're not supposed to shoplift, and even so, it's probably something most people have done at some point in our lives. Whether it's slyly slipping an Urban Outfitter's bespeckled owl necklace into your purse or stealing formula to feed your baby, I'm not here to argue the moral ambiguities of the… » 12/10/12 10:25am 12/10/12 10:25am

The End of an Era: American Apparel Finally Anti-Theft Tags Its Clothes

American Apparel is changing its way of doing business. The troubled hipster clothier — so renowned as a soft touch for shoplifters that Shoplifting From American Apparel is a novel that exists — is cutting perhaps the last tie to its earlier, looser, corporate culture. It is installing radio-frequency ID tags on all… » 2/20/12 4:00pm 2/20/12 4:00pm

Pregnant Shoplifter Attacks Store Employee With Hairspray She Was…


A pregnant woman in South Carolina was trying to lift a few things from a beauty supply store when one of the store's employees caught her red-handed. Rather than admit she was wrong and return the goods, Alexis Sade Hayes went on the attack. She hit the employee in the head with a can of hairspray she'd been… » 1/17/12 11:05pm 1/17/12 11:05pm

Shoplifting Is On The Rise, Thank God

Shoplifting is increasing, and this is good news for the economy, apparently! Last year, shoplifting cost the retail sector $37 billion, up from $33.5 billion in 2009. Because employee theft is the most common form of shoplifting, the fact that workers are increasingly inclined to exercise the good ol' five-finger… » 6/27/11 12:45pm 6/27/11 12:45pm

We Wish We'd Bought A 'Free Winona' T-Shirt Way Back When

  • Winona Ryder is speaking out now about her shoplifting. Honestly? No one gives a shit. [People]
  • In the UK, one in four 18-to-25-year olds cannot answer the following question: What is one eighth of 32? [BBC]
  • Al-Qaeda said to be "stepping-up" its presence in the U.S. Please God, no one tell Elisabeth Hasselbeck. The…
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