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Cops: We Busted Crook. Her Name Is 'Crook'

Josephine Crook charged with stealing ladies' undies from Kohl's
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 28, 2014 2:17 PM CDT
Cops: We Busted Crook. Her Name Is 'Crook'
Josephine Crook was charged with burglary at a Kohl's.   (Alhambra Police, courtesy of NBC Los Angeles)

(Newser) – Much like a guy named "John Pirate" probably shouldn't try to make a living terrorizing the high seas, someone with the surname "Crook" raises eyebrows when they turn to a life of crime. California cops say they arrested one Josephine Crook on Friday on suspicion of commercial burglary after she allegedly walked out of her local Kohl's with women's underwear stuffed in her purse, KTLA reports. The 49-year-old was also said to have had wire cutters and scissors on her, NBC Los Angeles adds. Crook's bail is set at $20,000, and she's to appear in court tomorrow. The Alhambra Police Department's Facebook post about the incident pretty much sums it up: "I can't make this stuff up ..." (At least she didn't take a nap in the dressing room.)

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