Shoplifting Rises In U.S. As Economy Drops

International Herald Tribune:
Richard Johnson is the first to admit it was a bad idea.
Recently laid off from a job building trailers in Elkhart, Indiana, Johnson came up a dollar short at Martin's Supermarket last month when he went to buy a $4.99 bottle of sleep medication. So, "for some stupid reason," he tried to shoplift it and was immediately arrested.
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