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North Okanagan business owner publicly shames shoplifter

This shoplifter was caught on camera stealing coolers on Nov. 26, 2016 at the Lavington Superette AFD.
Image Credit: Lavington Superette AFD
November 28, 2016 - 9:57 AM

LAVINGTON - A North Okanagan man is hoping to deter shoplifters by exposing one who was caught recently on camera.

Andy Dalglish, owner of the Lavington Superette AFD on Highway 6, went to stock up the coolers on Nov. 26 and realized some merchandise was missing.

“We went to look on the tape and found this girl stealing,” Dalglish says. “It was coolers and she was putting them in her pants.”

He didn’t immediately post the footage on Facebook — he waited for her to come back.

“She did come back the next day. At first it was ‘no, no, no I didn’t do that’ until she saw the video. She knew she was caught and then offered to pay for it,” Dalglish says. “Hopefully she learns a lesson.”

It’s not the first time Dalglish, who has owned the store for 20 years, has experienced the sting of a theft. To deter other shoplifters, and to let them know the store has cameras everywhere, he posted the video to Facebook.

“Public shaming is why I put it out there,” he says.

He didn’t report the incident to police.

This is the second video Dalglish has posted online in hopes of deterring shoplifters.

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