Clever Video of Shoplifter Caught on Public Bus by TX Shop Owner
A small business owner leaped into action after finally being fed up with shoplifters roaming into her store. Sophia Romo is the owner of Erotic Cabaret in Houston and she has experienced shoplifters coming into her store in the past, but this week she finally had enough.
EMPLOYEE SPOTS A SHOPLIFTER
Sophie said her employee noticed a woman in a hat shoplifting and left the store within 20 minutes. Sophie admitted, "People steal all the time, like every day, which is why we're kind of really fed up with it." That's why when the shoplifter left the store, Sophie followed her.
The woman hopped on the public bus and Sophie trailed right behind her, not saying a word at first. Then she pulls out her phone, starts recording, and confronts the woman.
THE PUBLIC CONFRONTATION
In a bus full of people, Sophie sits right next to the woman who had just stolen from her store and bluntly calls her out. "She just came into Erotic Caberet and stole from my store." The woman was stunned, Sophie begins peeking into the shoplifter's open purse in the video she says, "Let's see what she has. Oh, she also took a skirt!"
Sophie explained how personal it is when someone steals from her store, "It's literally like stealing from my house. How would you feel if someone went into your house and took $600 worth of stuff?" The damage can even trickle down to her employees, "When you take from us it's coming out of my bank account. And when you take from my bank account, employees can't get paid."
Sophie continues the conversation as the shoplifter resists the humiliation. The woman looked bewildered as Sophie tells her, " You're looking at me like im crazy, you stole from me, the IRONY."
Sophia posted her confrontation on TikTok, which has gone completely viral. At the end of the video, the woman is being arrested in front of her home; she was taken in and charged with a misdemeanor-oh sweet justice.