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Let Off witha Caution
Fourteen-year old Jane was lucky this time. Caught by a store detective with a bottle of hair conditioner, eye-lash dye, and a copy of Hello magazine hidden in her bag, she found herself in a van being driven to the police station-Even more upset than Jane was her Mum, She was as white as a sheet when she went to collect Jane from police station, and burst into tears.
Jane says, "I was lucky. Two
policemen came and looked at my
home, which is very middle class
and respectable. I think that's why
they let me off They even asked to *у?„^л
see my school books." л «B /, ■
After two years of regular shoplifting, Jane has decided to go
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Roy Philips Downfall was the colour fellow. Appearing in court on shoplifting charges, he wore a yellow parka, yellow shirt, yellow pants, and a yellow tie. It was a similar dress that drew him to the attention of the store detective at a
supermarket in Oldham, England, where everything he was after had a yellow connection: lemons, jellies, mustard, cheese, three pairs of socks, and two pairs of underpants. He was given a one-month suspended sentence.
Anna Bronx, the well-known TV personality, was found dead in her flat in Knightsbridge this morning after taking an overdose of sleeping pills.
The tragedy occurred less than a month after she had appeared in court on a charge of shop-lifting in a department store. It was claimed that she had taken goods worth £7.30 when she was arrested outside the store. She was sentenced to a fine of £100, and was given a two-week suspended sentence.
Mrs, Bronx was far many years a well-loved personality on a popular programme, but for the last several years had withdrawn from public life and was living by herself, Friends say that they did not think she was unhappy, but that she may have been a little bored after such an active public life.
It was of course a great shock when she was arrested for shop-lifting. Local feeling was that the magistrate had been far too severe, a feeling that can only grow after this tragic incident.
TASK 10. Retell each story from Task 9 as if you were a Store Detective or Police Officer giving evidence in court. Use some of the Colour Idioms given below:
to catch smb. red-handed — to catch smb. during his or
her committing a crime
to be in the red — to be broke, having no money
to see red — to get terribly angry
to appear out of the blue — from nowhere, unexpectedly
in the black and white — in a very clear way
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