The incident is the latest in a spate of “smash and grab” thefts in California, which saw groups of individuals shoplift en masse from stores. The reason for this is the decriminalisation of some low-level offences in the state, which seemingly created opportunities for criminals to manipulate the system.A pickaxe-wielding woman was caught on camera strolling casually into a drugstore, Rite Aid, in Los Angeles and stealing merchandise as she met practically zero resistance.The woman, who has yet to be identified, was cursing employees who asked her to stop, and continued helping herself to all sorts of products.
“I’m not f***ing around. I don’t want to smell like s*** when I’m knocking these b***hes out,” she said as baffled customers were staring at her. “Don’t say s***! Shut the f**k up! Be quiet and follow suit,” she added before heading out.
No one was hurt, and the police are still looking for the woman.