Thieves get caught everyday, but this one is a rare breed.
Let me introduce you to Doris Payne, the 85 year old international jewel thief. That's right, 85 years in and Doris still has it.
On Tuesday, Doris' luck finally ran out, as she was caught in Atlanta attempting to steal a pair of earrings. From Atlanta’s CBS 46:
Previous media reports, and the Atlanta Police, call Payne a career criminal whose modus operandi was to trick unsuspecting clerks in jewelry stores into showing her various diamond rings and, in the process, confuse them to the point that they forgot how many items they’d taken out to show. Payne would then take an item.
One report alleges she tried to, at 83 years old, steal a $40,000 ring in California.Payne reportedly admitted to stealing jewels from Paris, Monaco and Tokyo.
I am shocked that at 85 years old Payne still is in the business of robbing people blind. Hopefully this is a wake up call for Payne to relax on stealing and enjoy her golden years.