This morning in Leicester a female shoplifter tried to evade arrest by squirting her own breast milk at a store security guard.
This isn’t some lame attempt at evasion though, it is far more sinister than that.
Apparently, some individuals who are detained for shoplifting have struck upon the idea of inflicting harm upon themselves, i.e. picking their noses until they bleed, in order to then levy a case of assault at security personnel.
More recently, and perhaps more disturbingly, their attempt at evading fate has led to suspects touching themselves intimately or trying to spread their DNA onto security guards, this time so that they can allege some sort of sexual assault instead of general physical violence.
Fortunately in the case in question the incident was witnessed by a female member of staff but I’m sure you could imagine where things may have ended up leading to if it boiled down to the shoplifter’s word against the security guard and he was covered in her DNA.
It just goes to emphasise the importance of having colleagues on hand for those who work in jobs which involve detaining people.