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
The selfie that got Saxton arrested.   (Facebook)

(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."

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Jul 22, 2014 1:36 AM CDT
Leroy Smith
Jul 21, 2014 4:27 PM CDT
Jul 21, 2014 2:05 PM CDT
Once I was in a large Dillards store and fell in love with an expensive comforter. It was big and bulky, but I carried it around the store for twenty minutes, trying to get someone to take my money. I couldn't. Found ONE sales clerk on the floor below, who said she wasn't "allowed" to ring it up in jewelry. She called over the intercom for help, and I trotted back up two floors... No one came. I finally got so angry I walked to an exit and waved the comforter at the electronic scanner, thinking I would get SOMEONE to help me when it went off. It didn't. Needless to say, I got a free and very beautiful comforter that day. I have it still, and don't feel a bit bad, after what they put me thru...