Danielle Saxton Facebook arrest
Danielle Saxton (CREDIT: Facebook)

Suspect Arrested After Posting Facebook ‘Selfie’ with Stolen Dress

A 27-year-old pregnant woman from Illinois allegedly stole a dress and was arrested hours later after posting a 'selfie' on Facebook.

A pregnant Illinois woman was arrested earlier in July after allegedly shoplifting a dress from a store and the posting a picture of her wearing it on Facebook.

Gay Williams Morton, owner of Morties Boutique told Reuters that 27-year-old Danielle Saxton “took a dress and other items” from the small store on July 11

The store described the stolen items on Facebook. News travels fast in the small southern Illinois town, and within about two hours, someone sent a link to Saxton’s Facebook post, where she’d posted a “selfie” with the message “Love my dress,” Morton said.

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“I called the police department and said, ‘It just hit Facebook,’ and they were on it in two seconds,” Morton told Reuters.

Saxton was charged with theft and with failure to appear in court on a warrant in another case, according to West Frankfort Police Dispatch Supervisor John Hampton. He did not know the charge in the earlier case.

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