Citizen of the Week

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

"Every merchant knows the frustration and violation of shoplifting, and many know the difficulty of apprehension and awkwardness of confrontation.

"The first customers of the day at the Fine Art of Romance spent a lot of time trying on expensive lingerie, then returned to their car without a purchase. Apparently they thought they made a smooth getaway until the manager, Lilah Stiger, spotted them having lunch across the street.

"Aware of missing inventory, Lilah walked to the café and called the police, who arrested the two women and recovered the missing merchandise from their car.

"Lilah was brave and victorious for all our city merchants. It takes courage to catch a thief."