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    Maryland Woman Carries Sign Admitting Gasoline Theft

    Tiger Mart manager offered to drop charges in exchange for punishment.

    SALISBURY, Md. -- A Salisbury woman served her three-hour sentence Friday for driving away from a convenience store without paying for gasoline, reported the Associated Press.

    Sherelle Purnell was ordered by the court to stand for three hours in front of the store with a sign that read, "I was caught stealing gas" outside Gordy's Tiger Mart, an Exxon store, on Route 13.

    The punishment was conceived by Tiger Mart manager Jan Phipps, and the judge allowed it. Phipps offered to drop the charges in exchange for the punishment.

    The theft occurred April 4th. Authorities say she might have gotten away if it wasn't for a new digital surveillance system that has helped cut gas thefts.

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