This is amusing! I just handled the appeal of a woman convicted of shoplifting because her foil-lined bag "didn't work and the alarm scared her." There was a typical lack of evidence in the case (no-one saw her in the store, no alarm went off--contradicting her statement, the store couldn't produce a value receipt for the goods). However, that she was seen running (a block from the store), that she had an aluminum foil-lined shopping bag and her excited utterance that "the bag didn't work" and the alarm scared her was sufficient to sustain the conviction. Well, that and she didn't have a receipt for the 14 halter tops in her bag.
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