Shoplifter fakes pregnancy avoids arrest www.privateofficer.com
According to police reports from the Barboursville Police Department, a 25-year-old woman stole $104.96 in Wii video games and merchandise from the Game Stop on Champion Drive in Barboursville on January 19.
The store manager couldn’t stop the woman in time, but she did call police and she did warn the other two Game Stop stores in the Huntington Mall about this woman, just in case she tried to return the merchandise for a refund.
The police report says the shoplifter did try to return the merchandise to both of the stores, but was not given a refund.
As she was leaving the mall, she was stopped by a Barboursville Police officer. That’s when the woman said she was pregnant, her water had just broken and she needed to go to the hospital.
An ambulance was called to take her to the hospital, but the police report says the woman just walked out of the emergency room before she was seen by a doctor.
All three of the stolen items have been returned to the original store.
If the suspect is arrested, she will be charged with third offense shoplifting.