A grandmother was forced to wear a humiliating sign that read ‘I am a thief’ after she was caught stealing food at a supermarket in China.
The incident occurred somewhere in Foshan, Guangdong, where a senior woman was reportedly caught stealing meat at a local supermarket.
To punish the elderly thief, the store made the woman sit at the front of the supermarket during rush hour while wearing the sign.
According to Guangdong Radio and Television Station, the store’s manager, Zhong, confirmed that the unidentified thief agreed with the form of punishment after getting caught stealing pork chops.
As Zhong alleged, the culprit hid the meat in her bag while she was paying for the rest of the groceries. She was moments later caught by the staff and ordered to stop and wait for the police.
Furthermore, the manager insisted that the same senior stole items from her store two times in the past whereas the Friday incident represented the first time the police were called.
After the police arrived at the scene and reprimanded the thief, the woman was allegedly issued a fine that her family refused to pay.
To punish the thief in another way and warn potential thieves to stop stealing, the store suggested the woman wears a sign that read ‘I am a thief’ outside the supermarket for ten minutes.
According to the reports, this method of punishment has been agreed upon by the woman as well as her family.
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