Kleptomaniac shoplifts, then leaves her … er — ‘calling card’

Kleptomaniac shoplifts, then leaves her …  er — ‘calling card’
(Image: Supplied visa The Daily Telegraph)

[Ed. – Gives a new meaning to ‘cleanup in aisle 5.’]

Meet the shoplifter police have dubbed the “Poo Bomber” who creates a huge mess everywhere she goes.

The 42-year-old woman is a self-proclaimed kleptomaniac who also likes to leave a little something behind — unfortunately not payment but a different type of deposit — before running away.

The Sunday Telegraph has agreed not to name the woman because she suffers from a range of mental health conditions.

Experts believe the woman experiences such a rush of adrenaline from shoplifting that she loses control of her bowels.

However, she has left local authorities, including the magistrates at Moss Vale Local Court, wondering how to strike a balance between treating her mental health condition and protecting the community.

Her victims have so far included Best And Less Mittagong, where she stole $173 worth of clothes.

The police fact sheet states the woman “stood still with her legs partially apart between a row of display stands”.

“The accused has looked around before shaking her buttocks and flicking part of her dress near the buttock region,” the document said.

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