Woman Busted After Posting Selfie in Stolen Dress

Facebook led police to thief within hours

By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 21, 2014 8:38 AM CDT

(Newser) – An Illinois woman who shared photos of her eye-catching new dress on Facebook was arrested after the pics caught the eye of people who knew the boutique she had allegedly stolen it from. Police say Amanda Saxton, 27, shared the photos just a few hours after stealing a distinctive leopard-pattern dress and other items and still had stolen clothes in her hand when officers arrived at her home. A co-owner of the store in the small town of West Frankfort says he posted about the theft on Facebook and users who saw the posting quickly made the connection with Saxton's photo, the AP reports. "Her excuse was there was nobody in here," he tells WSIL. "We were in the back working, and that she could just take it. You know, not really much of an excuse there."

The selfie that got Saxton arrested.
The selfie that got Saxton arrested.   (Facebook)
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