Evelyn Border (above) and Tina Griekspoor of Bedford County, PA got some old-timey style public shaming for stealing gift cards that a child misplaced in a store.
"I'm just standing out here being humiliated in front of people," Griekspoor said.Thieves must proclaim their deed
"I admit we did make a mistake," said her mother, across the street.
Both agreed to the penance to avoid jail time for theft of lost property.
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