A 1980s Woolworths training video on how to catch shoplifters

In the late 1980s, Woolworths made a training video to help its staff catch shoplifters. Video of actual shoplifters are narrated by a former shoplifter, who says things like, "People do not shop looking back and forth. Watch how people move," and "watch people's hands. We steal with them."

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[via Weird Universe]

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Shoplifting suspect ran from police... to the police station

A Cincinnati gentleman, running from a police officer who spotted him shoplifting from Walmart, accidentally ran right to the rear entrance of the nearby police station.

According to police, "(Jeremy) Roberts made what can only be described as a tactical error and ran directly to the rear of the Cincinnati Police Department ... District 3 station, which is located just south of Walmart... and where he was 'greeted by numerous officers.'"

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Gentleman shoplifts a drink right before inquiring about a job there

The hilarious running commentary really adds to this idiot's attempt to rip off a store right before asking about working there. Read the rest