[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.