An Illinois woman has been arrested after posting a series of photos of herself on Facebook that showed her wearing a dress. The problem is, the dress had been reported stolen from a clothing boutique. Criminals these days! They think they have pulled off the master crime, only to display it to the whole world and incriminate their selves.
Danielle Saxton, 27, was caught after the owners of Mortie’s clothing boutique reviewed surveillance footage of a woman allegedly shoplifting a colorful leopard print dress, and having friends on Facebook stay on the lookout for anyone posting a photo of them in it.
“We posted… just words saying ‘If anyone sees a leopard color dress, let us know about it, come tell us, call us, text us,’” Kert Williams, one of the store owners said. “At 6:30 we got this picture saying, ‘Love my new dress,’ the selfie she took.”
Not two hours later, the shoplifter thought it wise to take to Facebook to show off her “new dress” to her friends.
“I got a message saying, ‘Is this the dress you’re talking about?’ Well, yup, that’s it!” Williams said to KFVS in West Frankfort, IL. “There is only one neon leopard print dress that we have.”
It didn’t take the police long to arrest Saxton and charge her with retail theft of less than $300. Police also found two shirts, sunglasses, and a necklace on Saxton that had been taken from Mortie’s Boutique.
This isn’t the first time the store has used their Facebook page to catch shoplifters and says it won’t be the last either.
“I guess more people should do that, maybe people won’t be robbed from as much, maybe people will quit coming in here and doing it,” Williams said.
To make matters all the worse, Saxton is pregnant and is expecting a child soon. Court documents show she will remain in the Franklin County Jail on an outstanding warrant from a previous drug charge.
Photo Credit: KFVS 12
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