A middle-aged woman caught attempting to steal from a storehouse near the GCB Bank, Republic House branch, Accra Central on Wednesday, devised the crudest of methods for her escape.
She simply defecated on herself when the alarm blew over her unauthorized intrusion into the storeroom that serves as a safekeeping depot for the wares of a number of traders in the area.
A trader who noticed the woman’s unusual presence in the storeroom and confronted her had the first shock of the encounter when the suspect, feigning madness, just pulled off her clothes and eased herself.
Her accuser quickly retreated and called in a private security man on duty at the bank who also had his share of the shocking spectacle when the suspected thief smeared herself with the excrement and hurled a piece in his direction.
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He also retreated, but before long a number of the traders who keep their goods in the room and claim to have been victims of regular pilfering, arrived at the scene. All they could do however, was just to hurl a couple of insults at her as she kept daring them to get any closer.
Eventually the woman had her way and moved off, bearing only the insults her accusers poured on her as none could afford to arrest her.