Caught on Camera: Thief Rips Off Triple R Liquor

Caught on Camera: Thief Rips Off Triple R Liquor

 by Kim Powell

NewsWest 9

ODESSA - "What we've got is a classic shoplifting," Odessa Crime Stopper's, Susan Rogers, said.

Triple R Liquor in Odessa can't believe that some people still bother to shoplift when there are cameras everywhere.

"We got camera on every aisle. We got them in the back, two in the front, we got some in the back by the restroom," Josh Marquez, a Triple R Liquor clerk said. "This place is like, supervised everywhere. You can't get away with it."

And yet, one woman found herself needing a good time back in December.

"We've got two years to file for this. So just because you got away with it a year ago, doesn't mean you're not going to end up on Caught on Camera," Rogers said.

The woman is seen waking through the aisles, mingling with each bottle of booze. Perhaps admiring their unique designs, or maybe, plotting her next move.

She first picks up one bottle, but moves on to what really catches her eye--a shelf of Malibu Rum.

She seems to contemplate whether the theft is really worth it or not, but ultimately makes her move by shoving the rum into her giant pink purse. She then picks up the original bottle again, for you know, good measure. After all, nothing says December like stolen alcohol.

"We want the public to know that if you're out there and you're just innocently taking one or two things, that doesn't make you immune to what we're about to do," Rogers said.

The woman is seen again near the front register, casually walking by and trying to act like she still hasn't made a decision, but she has, and it's a Class C Misdemeanor.

"People talk about, 'well all it was, was less than $50 or a bottle of alcohol that she took," but you know, these retailers are really tired of people coming in. Whether it's one bottle or ten bottles, it's the same to that retailer," Rogers said.

"I don't know why they do it but they still do it," Marquez said.

She tried to be smart about, but when it all boils down, you just can't outsmart technology.