Woman takes a selfie in her freshly stolen dress, is immediately arrested.

Woman takes a selfie in her freshly stolen dress, is immediately arrested.
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Woman takes a selfie in her freshly stolen dress, is immediately arrested.

It's so beautiful. Who wouldn't turn to crime just to hold it for a moment? (via WSIL 3)

Danielle Saxton, 27, needs the latest in neon animal-print fashion so badly, normal rules and laws no longer apply to her. Danielle is from West Frankfort, IL, where the law states (I may be paraphrasing here), "it's illegal to steal that incredibly bright and noticeable dress in broad daylight in front of cameras in West Frankfort's landmark fashion leader, Mortie's Boutique." 

Yet that is exactly what this rebel did, and when she got home, she then ignored the cardinal rule of mixing crime and the Internet: "if you just stole a bright and noticeable dress in broad daylight in front of cameras from West Frankfort's landmark fashion leader, Mortie's Boutique, don't take a selfie and put it on Facebook just a few hours later" 

Woman takes a selfie in her freshly stolen dress, is immediately arrested.

The dress, about to be returned to its diamond-plated safety glass container. (via WSIL 3)

Mortie's co-owner Kert Williams took security footage of the theft and posted about the dress on Facebook. Immediately, people who knew Danielle Saxton from Facebook were contacting the police to turn her in (another reason not to clog everyone's feeds with obnoxious selfies). 

Woman takes a selfie in her freshly stolen dress, is immediately arrested.

"Jail is overnight. Facebook 'Likes' are forever." - Danielle Saxton (via WSIL 3)

According to Police Chief Shawn Talluto, Saxton was still holding the stolen dress in her hands when officers arrived to arrest her, forgetting one last major rule, "don't open doors for strangers while holding contraband." Danielle is currently out on her own recognizance, since clearly her own recognizance isn't going to be pulling off any more capers.

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(by Johnny McNulty)

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