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Published:May 31st, 2013 12:14 EST

Shoplifter Gets Stuck In Ceiling: Video

By Robert Paul Reyes


"Authorities in Massachusetts said they arrested a suspected shoplifter who became stuck when she attempted to flee a grocery store by climbing into the ceiling.


Workers at the Market Basket store in Chelsea said Laura Balm, 26, was spotted hiding items in her bag and fled into a manager`s office when she was confronted, WHDH-TV.

Balm allegedly threatened the manager with a knife and climbed up into the store`s ceiling when she was disarmed."


When a criminal is caught red-handed, it`s amusing how the media describes the dastardly bad guy as the "alleged" or "suspected" shoplifter, robber or whatever.

Laura Balm isn`t a "suspected" ceiling inspector or an "alleged" shoplifter ; she`s a witless shoplifter who was cornered like a rat.

The brain-dead criminal was arrested on charges including shoplifting and assault with a deadly weapon.

Balm is a piece of work; she probably thinks that her jail cell will have a false ceiling that can provide her with an escape route.

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