'Love my dress' Facebook selfie puts police on trail of shoplifting suspect
Posted Jul 21, 2014 10:25 pm CDT
It didn’t take long for police in a small Illinois town to identify a suspect in a recent shoplifting case.
After an eye-catching leopard-print dress with hot pink and lime green accents was stolen 10 days ago from Morties Boutique in West Frankfort, the store put up a Facebook post about the theft, which had been captured on store surveillance. Within hours, someone forwarded to the store owner a Facebook selfie by a woman wearing a very similar frock, the Chicago Tribune reports. She posted “love my dress” along with the photo.
They soon included local police, who recognized Danielle Saxton, 27, and charged her with theft. She was also charged in an unrelated case with failure to appear.