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Is it shoplifting if it is to feed yourself?
Old 08-22-2021, 06:03 AM
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I was a little put out yesterday to learn of family member who was caught shoplifting. She's nice enough on most days, but I would definitely describe her as selfish and mostly prone to doing things without thinking. Her worst quality is that she won't listen to reason and never learns from her mistakes.

She went to a boutique shop to get her nails done yesterday, which I think is funny to begin with. She doesn't have the money for services like that and let's be real, nice nails are not going to make a huge improvement for her.

Once she was done she leaves the booth and wanders around the shop. They have food and treats she also cannot afford, so as the title suggests you know what she did next. And she was caught immediately. She sniffed out a rawhide treat too big for her and started chewing it as if it was hers. My wife paid for it to avoid prosecution, but I don't think she should have. Molly shouldn't have taken it even if she was hungry, but I think the groomer bears all the responsibility. They put the treats there at eye level, which for Molly is like a foot off the ground. Personally I would have left Molly there to take the fall, but it probably wouldn't have worked. I think they have our address and phone number.

Next groomer we find will be strictly cash transactions.


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Old 08-22-2021, 06:29 AM
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Hahah!
My dog did the same thing at a PetSmart. I was walking out the door and was stopped!

Never went back there again with or without the dog!
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Old 08-22-2021, 06:49 AM
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Jean Valjean.
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Shop lifting
Old 08-22-2021, 06:55 AM
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Cassyree’s answer for the win!!!!!
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Old 08-22-2021, 07:00 AM
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Sounds like no jury would convict due to the clear entrapment!


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Old 08-22-2021, 07:01 AM
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And he’s back!
Obviously poor Molly does not get fed enough at home.
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Old 08-22-2021, 07:23 AM
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Lol! Great post, thanks for the chuckle on a stormy morning.
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Old 08-22-2021, 07:23 AM
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You had me going for a while!
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Old 08-22-2021, 07:32 AM
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Good one, Hifi! I believed the whole thing until....
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I should have known better...
Old 08-22-2021, 07:44 AM
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This time you got me, Hifi! I should have known you'd throw me for a loop at the end but noooo... I fell for this one.

Thanks for the much needed grins this morning!



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Old 08-22-2021, 08:10 AM
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I understand the heartbreak of finding out a close family member is an opportunistic thief. But those types of stores just temp them with treats within easy reach. They are taking advantage of a vulnerable population, one that doesn't understand the societal give and take. The stores are to blame!

A has been caught the same way
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Old 08-22-2021, 09:00 AM
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You had me all the way to rawhide. That was awesome!!
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Old 08-22-2021, 10:16 AM
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I love it. I really thought for a while you were talking about a family member. Did she have to wear the cone of shame?
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Poor Molly
Old 08-22-2021, 10:45 AM
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couldn't handle the temptation. Does she know you are posting her sins online??
Seriously, thanks for the laugh!!
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Old 08-22-2021, 11:15 AM
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Thanks for the laugh.
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Funny!
Old 08-22-2021, 11:34 AM
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I got to the rawhide and had a moment of cognitive dissonance. That was too funny, and clearly not Molly's fault.
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Old 08-22-2021, 12:15 PM
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Funny post, got me until the sniffing out a rawhide treat! Thanks for the chuckle, Hifi.
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Old 08-22-2021, 12:29 PM
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This beast did the same exact thing at the dog wash yesterday. It's their fault - open bins so low a corgi can get to them, what did they would happen?! at least our dogs smell/look better now.
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Old 08-22-2021, 02:33 PM
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I was all ready to say how tragic it is in today's society that an elderly person has to steal to eat and then I came to the rawhide. I admit it took me a few moments to get who you were talking about. Thanks for the laugh.
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Old 08-23-2021, 03:19 PM
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Awesome story!

Clever…. And so true!

Our dogs are fabulous. They deserve every treat.
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So I had to look up
Old 08-23-2021, 04:22 PM
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Jean valjohn. Still not gonna sit through les miserable.
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