Shoplifting

  • Season 1 , Ep 3
  • 03/14/2013
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By separating out attractive and non-attractive shoplifters, Nathan hopes to increase business at Hardwear, a clothing store in Southern California. (4:20)

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BUT SADLY, OUR OBSESSIONWITH CLOTHING OFTEN MEANS

THAT PEOPLE WILL GOAS FAR AS STEALING

JUST TO GET THEIR HANDSON THAT HOT NEW STYLE.

AND NO ONE KNOWS THIS BETTERTHAN GABRIELLE ROMERO,

MANAGER OF HARDWEAR CLOTHING

IN LARCHMONT VILLAGE,CALIFORNIA.

- OFTENTIMES WHEN SHOPLIFTING,THEY COME IN TEAMS,

USUALLY MORE THAN ONE PERSON,

USUALLY ABOUT THREE PEOPLE.

- IT'S THE REAL DARK SIDEOF RUNNING A CLOTHING STORE,

BUT OFTEN IN BUSINESS,A NEGATIVE LIKE THIS

CAN ACTUALLY BE TURNEDINTO A POSITIVE.

AND THAT'S WHY I'M HERE.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE TRICKSPEOPLE DO

TO STEAL STUFF?

- UM, DEFINITELY, THEY C--THEY TRAVEL IN PACKS.

- SORRY, YOU WERE LOOKINGAT MY HAT.

- OH, IT'S OKAY.- OH, OKAY. IS IT--

IS IT OK--IS IT WEIRD, OR--

- NO. YOUR HAT?- I DON'T NORMALLY WEAR...

- NO, IT LOOKS GOOD.

- THIS TYPE OF HAT.- I LIKE IT.

- OH, IT'S OKAY.I DON'T HAVE TO WEAR IT.

- OKAY.- ALL RIGHT.

- BETTER?- SORRY, YEAH.

SO WHAT WERE YOU SAYINGABOUT SHOPLIFTING?

- I DON'T REMEMBER.IT HAPPENS.

- BUT MAYBE SHOPLIFTINGISN'T SUCH A BAD THING.

YOU SEE, IN FASHION,GOOD-LOOKING PEOPLE

ARE TRENDSETTERS.

SO RATHER THAN TRYING TO STOPALL SHOPLIFTERS,

HARDWEAR CAN BENEFITBY LETTING ATTRACTIVE THIEVES

GO FREE,

BECAUSE IF ATTRACTIVE PEOPLEWEAR IT,

THEIR LESS ATTRACTIVE FRIENDSWILL COME AND BUY IT.

- OH.

OKAY.

- WHAT--WHAT DO YOU THINK?

- SO WE JUST WAITFOR AN ATTRACTIVE PERSON

TO COME IN?

DO I HAVE TO THINKTHEY'RE ATTRACTIVE?

WHO'S THE JUDGE?

- WELL, THAT'S WHAT WEHAVE TO DECIDE.

- OKAY. OKAY.

- I NEEDED TO PROVE TO GABRIELLETHAT THIS WOULD WORK,

SO FIRST, I HAD HERAND HER STAFF

EACH COME UP WITH A LISTOF TRAITS

THAT THEY FIND ATTRACTIVE.

THEN LATER,I COMPILED ALL THE TRAITS

INTO A MASTER LIST.

NOW I NEEDED SOMEONETO ENFORCE IT,

SO I HIREDA SECURITY GUARD.

SIMON?- HI, GOOD TO MEET YOU.

- THANKS SO MUCH FOR COMING OUT.- OKAY.

- SO WE'RE DOINGTHIS THING HERE

WHERE WE'RE ALLOWING PEOPLETO SHOPLIFT ONE ITEM,

BUT ONLYIF THEY'RE ATTRACTIVE.

- OKAY.- SO THE STAFF AND I

CAME UP WITH A LISTOF, UH, SOME TRAITS

THAT QUALIFY A PERSONAS ATTRACTIVE.

- RIGHT.

- SO, BASICALLY,IF SOMEONE MEETS

ALL THESE TRAITS,

YOU KNOW,THEY'RE ALLOWED TO SHOPLIFT.

OTHERWISE,YOU HAVE TO STOP THEM.

- OKAY.- OKAY.

YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY,THINGS LIKE "BIG PENIS"

JUST APPLY TO MEN.

- RIGHT.

- WITH EVERYTHING IN PLACE,

WE WERE READY TO OPEN OUR DOORSTO CUSTOMERS.

[upbeat techno music]

THE NORMAL TRAFFICWAS COMING IN,

BUT I REALIZED THAT PEOPLEWERE MISSING THE SIGN OUT FRONT.

SO JUST TO BE SAFE,I WENT UP TO EACH PERSON

AND TOLD THEMABOUT THE PROMOTION.

WE'RE DOINGA SPECIAL PROMOTION TODAY

WHERE ATTRACTIVE PEOPLE AREALLOWED TO STEAL ONE ITEM.

TO SHOPLIFT ONE ITEM.

- YOU WORK HERE?

- I'M REPRESENTINGTHE BUSINESS.

- WHY WOULD YOU TELL METO STEAL SOMETHING?

- IT'S A SPECIAL PROMOTION.- OKAY.

- IT WAS WORKING GREAT,AS SEVERAL WOMEN

WERE SHOPLIFTING ITEMS.

- BUT ACCORDING TO SIMON,

THE FIRST FEW WOMENJUST DIDN'T MAKE THE CUT.

- SHE DIDN'T PAYFOR THE ITEM.

- IT WAS STRANGE BECAUSE THESEWOMEN WERE ATTRACTIVE,

BUT THEN I BEGAN TO SUSPECTTHAT OUR SECURITY GUARD

ONLY CAREDABOUT ONE THING.

- HAVE A GOOD DAY.- THANK YOU, YOU TOO.

- WHAT DID YOU THINKOF HER?

- SHE WAS, UH,SHE WAS RATHER PRETTY.

- WHAT DID YOU LIKEABOUT HER THE MOST?

- UH, HER FIGURE.

SHE HAD, YOU KNOW,A PRETTY--PRETTY GOOD BUILD.

- OH. DO YOU LIKE THAT?

- YES.

- WAIT, WHAT DO YOU LIKE?

- UM, YOU KNOW,THE WAY HER--

THE WAY HER B--HER CHEST WAS.

- IS THAT WHAT YOUWERE LOOKING AT THE MOST?

- UM, YEAH.AND ALSO SHE WAS--

HER F--HER FACEWAS SORT OF PRETTY,

BUT, YOU KNOW, NOT--NOT, LIKE, TOTALLY PRETTY.

- THE PART YOU LIKED WAS--- YEAH.

IT WAS--- YEAH.

- YEAH.

- BIG BOOBSWASN'T ON THE LIST.

AND CLEARLY, SIMON HADAN OBSESSION.

AND AFTER STOPPINGSEVERAL MORE ATTRACTIVE WOMEN

WITH MODEST CHESTS...

- YOU HAVE TO--YOU HAVE TO PAYFOR ALL YOUR ITEMS.

- OKAY.- I HAD TO INTERVENE.

LET'S SAY THERE'S NO LIST.YOU JUST SEE HER ON THE STREET.

WHAT DO YOU--WHAT DO YOU THINK OF HER?

- SHE IS SOMEWHAT PRETTY,

BUT SHE COULD BE PRETTIER.

- AND WHAT WOULD MAKE HERPRETTIER?

- UH, TO LET HER HAIR DOWNAND, YOU KNOW...

MAYBE SMI--- AND WHAT WAS THAT?

YOU DID THAT AFTER.TO LET HER HAIR DOWN AND WHAT?

"AND, YOU KNOW--"

I HAD TO TAKE SIMON ASIDE.

SO YOU'RE SAYINGDOUBLE "D" BREASTS

ARE ESSENTIAL FOR YOU?

- IT'S GOTTA BE--IT'S GOTTA BE SUBSTANTIAL.

- ALL RIGHT.

ALL RIGHT, WELL,STICK TO THE LIST THEN, FOR NOW.

- ALL RIGHT,I'LL STICK TO THE LIST.

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