• Mon, Jul 21 - 8:00 am ET

Pregnant Woman Busted After Posting Shoplifted Dress Snaps On Facebook

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, pregnant woman goes into a store, shoplifts an ugly dress, posts the images on Facebook and gets busted after people in her hometown recognize the ugly dress and turn her in. No, you haven’t heard this one before? That’s right, because most pregnant women wouldn’t risk a police record to steal a dress that looks like Lisa Frank created it in the early 80′s.

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But Danielle Saxton of West Frankfort, Illinois did, when the 27-year-old stole a dress, a couple of shirts, and jewelry and posted a selfie wearing the stolen dress on Facebook. From WSILTV:

 Then, she posted pictures of herself wearing the merchandise. Investigators say Saxton shared the pics just a few hours after the theft. The images quickly spread on Facebook, and led officers straight to her.

“What she stole was a very distinct leopard dress,” store co-owner Kert Williams explained.

Police say the pictures are evidence of shoplifting committed by Saxton. The theft happened at Mortie’s Boutique in West Frankfort, where multiple items disappeared last Friday.

Williams was heading back to work last week when he saw a woman walking away from the store with those clothes.

Williams checked store security cameras and posted about the theft on Facebook. Thanks to the pictures on Saxton’s account, other users immediately put two and two together.

“We just had a description and a direction of travel, but when the social media aspect played into it, we were able to identify who it was. And by looking at the background of the photograph we were able to pinpoint where she was at,” said Police Chief Shawn Talluto.

Talluto says Saxton still had the clothes in her hand when officers arrived. They arrested her and later found she was wanted on another warrant in Jackson County.

That dress is just so… ugly. I guess this must be a small town and there aren’t a lot of maternity options for women there, but she should have just done what the rest of us non-criminals do, wear giant T-shirts and stretchy yoga pants. Plus, how dumb do you have to be to post snaps wearing a stolen dress on Facebook in a small town?

Another interesting aspect of this story is that it looks like the store could also possibly get in their own hot water as well, do to what looks like a mess of knockoff Chanel items they have to sell, according to their FB page:

(Morties boutique/facebook)

(Morties boutique/facebook)

I’m pretty sure that’s not Chanel. Or even Chamel.

Who knows why Saxton stole the dress. Maybe she was poor. Maybe she was going through some weird pregnant bored phase where she wants to get her kicks and she did it by stealing items. Or maybe she just really loved that ugly dress. All I know is that it would make more sense to me if she got busted stealing something pregnant women really need, like a live-in nanny or cupcakes.

(Image: Facebook/Tumblr)

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  • Spongeworthy

    Man, that dress is FUG. I wouldn’t wear that if you paid me.
    I am LOLing at that Lisa Frank picture though. I had a bathing suit with that print (complete with animal face!) when I was a kid. But that was probably 1985, so a little more acceptable.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      I bet that bathing suit was full on adorable too

    • Spongeworthy

      My six-year-old self certainly thought so! I didn’t want to take it off.
      If I wore it now, though, I would fully expect people to just think “look at that sad old lady.”

    • sudden_valley

      Well yeah, you’d be wearing a child’s bathing suit. Remember how the world stopped turning last week when Bethenny Frankel wore child’s pajamas?

    • Spongeworthy

      Haha who could forget?
      I meant more that if I wore the same style, but in my own size, I would look like a crazy cat lady. Either scenario is not one I want to get into.

    • Obladi Oblada

      I still have my Lisa Frank scrapbook. HA! Complete with all my favorite things inside. Makes me giggle to look at it now. ;)

    • Spongeworthy

      Hahaha I found one of my old Trapper Keepers at my parent’s house the last time I went home…it had a unicorn on it. Good times!

    • Obladi Oblada

      YES! I had one of those too. WE WERE SO AWESOME.

    • Spongeworthy
    • Caitlin Burrows

      I think I had that same folder, too. I loved my Lisa Frank stuff. (… But I wouldn’t want to wear it.)

    • Obladi Oblada

      Nooooooo…I wouldn’t even wear it back then. haha

    • Caitlin Burrows

      Me, neither. Maybe a couple of the colors as solids (the purple, the blue, the pink) but not all at the same time.

    • JenH1986

      The place I work part time still sells that trapper keeper

    • Obladi Oblada

      I’ve seen stuff recently here too. Brings back memories. ;)

    • JenH1986

      It’s making a come back! It’s a shame it’s bringing all the horrible fashion choices with it though.

    • Cruelty Cupcake

      AHEM, Lisa Frank never went out of style.

    • Spongeworthy

      WHAT. Is it the same Trapper keeper from the 80s, or have they updated it to include like pockets for your cell phone and tablet? I must know!

    • JenH1986

      Nope same trapper keeper. Lol I bought one just because I could.

    • practicallyperfectineveryway

      I had a scrapbook AND a journal with black paper, because I was so so cool. I wrote in it with those milky pens and it was 90s tastic.

    • KaeTay

      lisa frank still makes things.

  • LadyClodia the Modest Rat

    Before social media we rarely saw just how dumb people could be. That was clearly because they didn’t have the proper outlet.

    • http://overthecuckoonest.blogspot.com/ Wicked Prophet Kay Sue

      It’s almost a service, really. It may be destroying collective faith in humanity, but at least it’s showing us who is most prone to being ridiculous.

  • sudden_valley

    It looks like she picked out that hideous dress just so she could color match the other person in the picture, but mix patterns, like a true artiste. Nah, that would take way too much thought. I think day-glo colors are just back in fashion now.

    • Spongeworthy

      They are back. Along with high-waisted shorts/pants, and crop tops. Basically the stuff that was in style while I was in high school. I was out for a friend’s bday this weekend at a place I wouldn’t normally frequent, and it was interesting seeing all the young 20-something’s wearing stuff I’d worn almost 2 decades ago. Guess there never is anything really new under the sun, huh?

    • sudden_valley

      Doesn’t it make you wish you’d never taken those boxes of old clothes to goodwill? You could save so much money on clothes now!

    • Spongeworthy

      Curses!

    • LadyClodia the Modest Rat

      I remember the ’60′s and ’70′s being cool when we were in high school, and my friend’s mom had kept all of her clothes from then, and my friend wore a lot of it. We were jealous.

    • Ursi

      I mean, in theory yes but in practice my 80s clothes were pretty ugly even by 80s standards. If I still had pastel tie-dye jumpsuit with puffy sleeves and my gitano stirrup pants would anyone want to wear them??

    • sudden_valley

      Ironically? Yes. That’s why we have hipsters.

    • Ursi

      I dunno, I feel like even attractive hipsters in ugly clothes have standards. That’s why you don’t see too many of them wearing zubaz

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      YES.

    • guest

      Stirrup pants ftw!

    • JenH1986

      Who thought high waisted pants was a good idea? I have a kangaroo pouch. High waisted pants just make me look fatter.

    • Ursi

      High-waisted pants would be fine if they weren’t so damn tight and form fitting. Those high waisted tapered jeans only look good on a handful of people. They were a mistake in the 80s and they’re a mistake now.

      Give me a pair of high-waisted bell-bottoms any day.

    • Obladi Oblada

      Mid rise boot cut. All. Day. Long.

    • Spongeworthy

      YES. I don’t mind the high waist in and of itself, because I’m so happy the super low rise trend finally died. But a high waist AND a tapered leg? No thanks.

    • JJ

      I hear you on the super low rise trend. Those pants work if you have super flat abs or are a tiny teenage girl but if you had any kind of stomach it just hung over the front of the low rise jeans like a big stomach pooch. Not a sexy look. Mix that with the butt crack everyone was flashing in the super low rise pants with the thong strings sticking out like a sling shot. Don’t miss the super low rise trend even a little bit.

    • JJ

      Seriously hight waisted tapered pants work on the really thin, tall and modelesque women but anyone who’s not hello mom jeans! With awkward crotch action and weird looking legs. I miss bell bottoms so much its not even funny. For a brief moment they came back in the late 90′s and early 2000′s and I loved them then and I love them now. But then again I am no fashionista so maybe I am just tacky lol.

    • JJ

      Everybody I see this summer looks like a character out of Beverly Hills 90210 now fashion wise. From the fugly flower patterned crop tops, to the high waisted pants and skirts and the weird clunky shoe return. All we need is some sweet 80′s hair thrown in there and we could remake the show using today’s teenagers and adults in their tiny crop tops, jewellery, 80′s sunglasses and high waisted skirts.

    • Spongeworthy

      It’s so funny you say that, because at this party I was at this weekend, I remarked to my friend “Did all these people just come from The Peach Pit?” I was having major flashbacks.

    • Cruelty Cupcake

      I was really concerned when F21 started selling smiley face shit but it doesn’t appear to have taken off. Let’s all just let the smiley faces rest in peace.

    • Spongeworthy

      NO to the smiley faces. My 2nd grade teacher covered the classroom in smiley faces. They were on every wall, desk, filing cabinet–even hanging from the ceiling. And she was the meanest bitch. It sent such mixed messages to us poor 7-year-olds.

  • Jessica

    West Frankfurt is really close to where my husband & I used to live for school. It made me a little irrationally happy to see it on mommyish. Several of my friends have shared that story in the last few days because it is just so bizarre & close to home for a lot of them.

  • Ursi

    Bad lady. Bad.

    But really, the store should be thanking her for taking that fuggo frock off their hands

  • sudden_valley

    Does the shoplifting lady look like Gwyneth Paltrow to anybody else? I think it’s the self-satisfied smile.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      Oh man, there are more pics of her where she REALLY does

    • KaeTay

      I thought she looked like Mischa barton..

  • JJ

    It truly never surprises me any more what people steal and risk their criminal records/jobs/families over. We had a lady, also pregnant like this woman, arrested at the place I work for shop lifting. Was she stealing formula?Diapers? Baby clothes? Nope. Frozen scallops. So she had to be escorted out of the store by the cops with her little toddler daughter crying and her big pregnant belly because she was purposely stuffing scallops in her purse in the frozen food section. Really that’s what your willing to take to scar your kid for life and get arrested over. A frozen food item you could have just bought that wasn’t even that expensive? WTF. It was more sad then anything but some people are so desperate, pathetic or mentally ill they steal anything no matter who it affects in their family (including their children). We used to have a whole shoplifting family that came into another store I used to work at and the kids, sadly, were trained by the parents from toddlerhood to steal stuff and aide the parents in their thefts. Gross.

    Also I’m pretty sure even Lisa Frank would look at that dress and go oh god no that pattern isn’t mean to cover that much its meant for pencil holders and binders. It’s not meant to be over five feet worth of fabric. Blech.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      Scallops. That is so odd to me. Like I don’t eat them but are scallops really that delicious?

    • JJ

      I know right. I don’t think they are that good that I would steal them but I am not a big scallops person. But goodness knows people steal from the dollar store around here so I guess the quality of the thing your stealing isn’t always the reason. Some people just like stealing for no reason other then to steal.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      Stealers gotta be stealin’

    • Caitlin Burrows

      I was going to say … Did she have a craving for scallops?

    • http://overthecuckoonest.blogspot.com/ Wicked Prophet Kay Sue

      I love them. But I also love asparagus, which I discovered on Twitter a few weeks ago that you do not, so…there’s that.

      They do not, for the record, taste like asparagus.

    • DuggarHairHater

      Hmmmm, looks like Lisa may wear something similar…haha. But I do agree that the dress is hideous. Thanks for encouraging me to google Lisa Frank, the person. I never realized she was an actual person. I just thought it was a brand name. My life has been changed forever (and for the better, I should add).

    • Cruelty Cupcake

      She’s a recluse. I watched an interesting lil documentary short about her a while ago–
      http://vimeo.com/73328418

    • DuggarHairHater

      Oh my goodness, CC! The creepiness of this; the furry opening a door, the close up of that monkey’s eye, and the “factory” shots. Thank you, thank you, thank you….sharing this with a ton of friends!

      It’s amazing!

    • Cruelty Cupcake

      You’re welcome! :)

    • Jezebeelzebub

      i think i just had an acid flashback.
      AWESOME.

    • Jezebeelzebub

      HOLY SHIT IS THAT JACKIE FROM THAT 70s SHOW???

    • AA

      I guess Lisa Frank hid in the bear & leopard costume to avoid being seen.

    • http://nessyhart.wordpress.com/ pixie Ninja Tits

      Yeah, working in a grocery store has also made me stop being surprised at what people will steal. In my department (“beauty”), it tended to be Listerine and non-aerosol, unscented Finesse hairspray to drink (these people had lifetime bans from the liquor store for shoplifting). I also heard from people in other sections that a little old lady was trying to steal a bulk box of frozen chicken breasts by stuffing the chicken in her purse without the box, and when they tried to stop her, she started whipping the thawing meat at the employees. Also, the news reported here a year or so ago that people were stealing baby formula to cut cocaine with (people were getting upset that in certain places it’s being locked up like the cold meds and that we shouldn’t penalize poor mothers who are trying to feed their kids but can’t afford the formula and resort to stealing it, so the police released a statement saying that it wasn’t mothers trying to feed their babies, it was drug dealers using it to cut cocaine – it was a high quantity being stolen, too)

    • jaynedough

      Reading this the elderly villain from Word Girl popped into my mind. I can’t imagine being witness to that unfortunately hilarious event.

    • http://nessyhart.wordpress.com/ pixie Ninja Tits

      lol, I really wish i could have seen it. I was there that day, but my department was on the other end of the store from the meat section, so I heard about it right after and saw the little old lady sitting upstairs being talked to by security. Everyone who saw it was laughing about it, though.

    • Jessica Johnson

      I never understood that. Why cut coke with formula? I mean, maybe if you’re getting it for free. But paying for it would seriously cut into your profit margin. Plus, it tastes like crap. If ya cut my coke with formula, I’m not buying it, that stuff stinks. Sam’s Club sells these 12lb sacks of baking soda, not to mention the 50lb sacks of flour you can buy there. Or powdered milk. Or, I mean screw it: create a new line and use cocoa powder! Chocolate coke! Then you could charge twice as much.

    • http://nessyhart.wordpress.com/ pixie Ninja Tits

      I have no idea why they were doing it, lol, I don’t do cocaine or any of the hard drugs. Maybe it was easier to grab than bags of flour or whatever (though those cans are big). Also could have been proximity to the doors or whether it was a drug/convenience store where they stole it from versus a grocery store. As far as I know, we don’t have Sam’s Club up here and there wasn’t a Costco in the area where it was being stolen (as far as I know).

  • Jessie

    Sweet Mother Teresa on the hood of a Mercedes Benz, that is just about the fugliest dress I have ever seen. It really does look like someone skinned a Lisa Frank leopard and made it into a dress. Gods, woman, if you’re gonna steal, steal something FANCY. Go big or go home.

    But, you know, don’t actually steal. It is, in fact, frowned upon in most societies.

  • ktbay

    Mortie’s? Never in a million years would I guess that a place called Mortie’s sold women’s apparel.

  • MynameisNaeMe

    I live two towns over. I just moved to the area 4 years ago. Trust me, there isn’t a lot going on in So illinois. Especially shopping wise. It’s about 1.5 hours from St. Louis though. I thought living in the south all my life was bad until I moved here. I’m honestly surprised it wasn’t made of Real Tree. Mid west chick’s love that shit.

    • jaynedough

      As a Midwestern chick I have NO idea what Real Tree is.

  • Frannie

    I wouldn’t pay a dime for that dress, either.

    But then again, I also wouldn’t steal it.

    • http://Mommyish.com/ Eve Vawter

      so proud of you!

  • http://overthecuckoonest.blogspot.com/ Wicked Prophet Kay Sue

    I thought the real crime was that dress until you paired it up with the Lisa Frank pic and now I want it with all the ferocity of my formerly 10-12 year old self…

  • LiteBrite(UterineDudebro)

    Criminal Masterminding 101: If you commit a crime, do not post a picture of you wearing the evidence on Instagram.

    As for the dress, eh. It’s not what I would wear, but I don’t hate it. In fact, I’d even say she could pull it off…if it wasn’t stolen.

  • PAJane

    That dress is hideous AND I WANT IT SO BADLY.
    Now, the mullet skirt — is that becuase it’s a regular woman’s dress that’s not meant to accomidate a belly, or do they just make them that way now?

    • journalgal2

      Apparently “hi-lo” is a trend now. I’m with you, it’s a mullet.

  • Cookie

    “Who knows why Saxton stole the dress. Maybe she was poor. Maybe she was going through some weird pregnant bored phase where she wants to get her kicks and she did it by stealing items. Or maybe she just really loved that ugly dress.” Or maybe, (This might be a stretch) she is just a thief. A thief who happens to be extra stupid. Didn’t she consider the fact that if convicted, it is possible that her child could be taken from her and put into foster care? Oh I’m sorry, I forgot that I said she was extra stupid.

  • Jo

    Ms Vawter, the correct term is “due to…” NOT “do to” (see paragraph right before the images of the Chanel knockoffs).

  • http://www.benwhoski.com/ Benwhoski

    Sorry, Eve, I must strongly disagree. That dress is not _nearly_ awesome enough to have been designed by early 80′s Lisa Frank. I would wear the HELL out of an 80′s Lisa Frank dress, thankyouverymuch.

    RAINBOW UNICORNS AND SPARKLE DOLPHINS 4 EVAR, MOTHAFUCKAS!

  • Sheryl Carey

    Has anyone else noticed that if you look VERY closely, the print on the left with the leopard face, is NOT the same as the dress she is wearing on the right??? If you enlarge the pictures, the dress she is wearing has circles not pawprints.