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Best Excuse Ever

Security at the J.C. Penney store in the Provo (Utah) Towne Centre Mall spotted Leah Efay Davis, 32, placing several items in a store bag. They say they watched her leave without paying, stopped her, and found nearly $600 worth of merchandise. Davis claimed to have a valid excuse: she told police she owned the mall, was eight months pregnant, and — the clincher — she had played Rudy Huxtable on The Cosby Show. That character, however, was played by actress Keisha Knight Pulliam. Davis was charged with retail theft — enhanced to a felony because of prior shoplifting convictions. (MS/Salt Lake Tribune) ...Had she actually been Rudy, the whole matter would have been resolved in 22 minutes with an important lesson learned.
Original Publication Date: 22 January 2012
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 18.

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