Strange thief targets socks in strange crime

Published: 24th August 2009

Strange thief targets socks in strange crime
One thief really, really needed some socks.

At least that's what one resident in Sierra Vista, Arizona, thought when 12 pairs of gym socks went missing from a washing line behind his house last week, sparking a strange media gathering on the fenced-in garden in the desert state.

The thief in question was so desperate to get the hosiery that he or she even went to the effort of breaking a motion sensor on a light outside the house to allow themselves to shuffle in under the cover of darkness, like a true professional with some form of gameplan.

While the lost and damaged bill came to a paltry $50 (£30), the person - if they're caught - could face a little bit of jail time under the American system.

Unlike people who steal it, fashion itself is becoming a lot more ethical, according to Josie Nicholson of the Ethical Fashion Forum earlier this month, with better materials being used in such things as leggings.

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