You gotta love this! My friend in Atlanta alerted me to this do-gooder act by a fellow "Buffalonian" and someone we grew up with. Go ahead, make his day!
November 16, 2006 – -Adam Lippes, who started the adam+eve fashion line two years ago, caught a group of four shoplifters who are suspected of knocking off sample sales all over town and selling the wares on eBay and street corners. Lippes was holding a sample sale at Milk Studios on West 15th Street Tuesday afternoon when four large women in trenchcoats came in. Mark Leffman, adam+eve design director, said, "One of our customers alerted Adam that the women were stealing stuff."
When the women went to the check-out line, each with one item, Lippes asked them to remove their coats. One woman tried distracting Lippes by pulling open her shirt exposing her ta-tas and yanking down her pants while shrieking, "What are you trying to say? Look! I ain’t got nothing on me!" Lippes, unfazed, insisted the women take off their coats. Inside them, he found "huge fake butts made of nylon in which they had stuffed over $7,000 worth of clothing apiece," Leffam said Lippes and his staff kept the perps at the studio until the police arrived. "They started begging and crying and went away in handcuffs," he said. At the station, police told Lippes "they found even more stuff hidden…elsewhere." Eww.
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