The Seal of Approval
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A man in his mid-seventies, well groomed and clothed, a real gentleman you might say, is accused for shoplifting, which he denies.

In the court hearing, the following story unfolds:
The man is accused of stealing a DVD custom-made for him (and therefore rather expensive). When the police arrived at the shop, he gave them a very old and battered, but still valid ID paper. After they have taken his details, he pleads them to return him the ID, as it has sentimental value to him.

Three days later, the police realizes there must have been an error. The ID was from a dead man (the brother of said gentleman), and the name had an additional "L" it should not have.

They contact the man and ask him to return the ID, as they suspect a forgery or otherwise illegal manipulation. He gives them the ID paper, cut and without photo. There's no "L", it has been erased so cleanly you'd never suspect it had been there - except that a part of the underlying underscore is missing as well.

So now, our gentleman is not only accused of shoplifting, but of forgery and manipulation of evidence as well.

He explains that he had cut up the ID paper put it in the trash (sentimental value, huh?) and put the garbage bag in the (shared) bin outside.
When the police called him, he went out to the bin, removed some garbage bags above his, and retrieved the ID paper from it. By then, the photo and the "L" were missing, but it wasn't his doing for sure.

Both judge and state attorney are more than perplexed by this time. Judge asks "So, did the mouse in the trash bin then lick off the "L" and ate the photo?". State attorney does all she can to keep a straight face.

In the end, the man admits the shoplift, denies the manipulation, and blames his mental confusion on "issues with his girlfriend and some medication". It sounded like the medication were also connected to the girlfriend, but we'll never know for sure.

True story.
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No but according to the state attorney, a writ of summons was sent.
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If they get to Chicago quick they may be able to catch the L.
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