Would-Be Thief Returns Stolen Alcohol in an Embarrassing Walk of Shame After Failed Shoplifting Attempt
In a remarkable display of wit and resourcefulness, an Australian liquor store employee successfully thwarted a would-be shoplifter's attempt to steal a 10-pack of Wild Turkey 101 whiskey. Captured on surveillance footage, the incident unfolded at The Bottle-O Beechboro on June 6, 2023, leaving viewers in awe of the quick-thinking actions that unfolded. As the footage reveals, the perpetrator nonchalantly approached the cash register with the stolen merchandise in hand. However, sensing an opportunity, he abruptly changed course and made a dash for the exit, hoping to evade payment. Per New York Post, the door remained firmly shut much to his dismay. The astute cashier had remotely activated the lock, sealing off the thief's escape route. Frustrated, the would-be shoplifter attempted to trigger the door's motion sensor, then resorted to trying to pry it open manually but alas, all in vain.
Undeterred, the courageous store staffer, identified as Kellie Gordon, calmly instructed the thief to either surrender the stolen alcohol or await the arrival of law enforcement. In a surprising turn of events, the defeated shoplifter complied, returning to the register and placing the pilfered items on the counter. With the situation under control, Gordon promptly released the lock, allowing the unsuccessful thief to exit the store. Speaking to local news outlet 10 News First - Perth, Gordon shared her perspective on the incident, revealing that she was not afraid despite the circumstances. The failed thief lacked aggression and appeared more defeated than menacing, leading to Gordon's confident handling of the situation. Kellie Gordon's ability to assess the situation, defuse potential aggression, and ensure a peaceful resolution demonstrates the valuable role that diligent employees play in maintaining safety and security within retail establishments. However, people on social media were concerned about the store staff's safety with @Shaun O'Mara writing, "I wouldn’t like that he may have a knife or gun and you're alone blocking his get away." @Al Spencer commented, "It’s still an offense even if they were stopped."
Thieves seem to have been getting into trouble lately by either planning their heists shabbily, being unable to predict certain situations (like the security system in the case of this thief) or making blunders while robbing a place. A box-wearing thief landed himself in jail after attacking a Miami Gardens, Florida store as his "master disguise" fell off his face, consequently revealing his identity. The surveillance camera caught the burglar entering a presumably mobile shop wearing a cardboard box over his head while allegedly stealing the mobile phones from the Florida store counter. While rummaging through the store's other merchandise, the robber briefly removed the ineffective disguise, a cardboard box and got caught on the surveillance camera. LOL!
In another viral robbery video, we can see the suspect breaking the glass door of the store in Vancouver, Canada, but before continuing on his heist of pastries and sugary treats, he hilariously makes an attempt to clean up the mess he created. According to the store owner, the thief lingered in the shop for more than an hour before leaving with half a dozen of chocolate cupcakes. The perpetrator even left a couple of selfies with orange spectacles on the store's iPhone and his antics unwittingly gave the small bakery a business boost. Another lucrative heist in the central Peruvian city of Huancayo turned unprofitable in a stroke of hilarious rotten luck. A surveillance camera caught three thieves entering the shoe store and using a tricycle to carry 200 sneakers worth US $13,000 from several brands but alas, they were all of the same foot.