A man in Poland’s arrest has gone viral after he posed as a store mannequin and went on a shoplifting spree after the Warsaw mall closed.
The unidentified 22-year-old stood motionless and was undetected by store staff as they closed for the evening.
“A 22-year-old with a bag in his hand froze motionless, pretending to be a mannequin in front of a shop window,” police said in a translated statement obtained by Fox News.
A man has been accused of posing as a mannequin in a Warsaw, Poland, shop window to steal jewelry after closing time. If convicted, he could face 10 years in prison. pic.twitter.com/tVez8kFJDR
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“In this way, he wanted to avoid being exposed by the cameras.”
After the mall closed and emptied, the man broke his pose and robbed a jewelry kiosk. He is also accused of taking money from a cash register.
The man reportedly tried to perform the same trick a second time at another mall — leading to his arrest.
A 22-year-old man in Poland posed motionless with a shopping bag beside mannequins in a storefront window. Once the store closed, he leaped into action, stealing jewelry, the Warsaw police said. Security officials caught him. https://t.co/QhorYUgkLC
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“This time, he ‘ate his fill’ at one of the food stations before stealing a new outfit,” the report explains. “Afterward, he returned to have some more food.”
Security noticed, and he is now facing ten years in prison.