Stop! Freeze! Put down that boob!

Lactating shoplifter attacks security guard with breast milk.

Published September 25, 2007 6:29PM (EDT)

Some think that we at Broadsheet go too far in our support for nursing mothers' right to expose their breasts in public. But one British shoplifter proves the limits of our tolerance.

A would-be shoplifter in Leicester when confronted by a store detective lifted her shirt and squirted him with milk, according to Metro by way of Cookie.

The shoplifter's novel choice of weapon is thought to be the latest in a crime trend where thieves try to get their DNA on security personnel so that they can later accuse the guards of attacking them. Graham Collins, of a security company Citywatch, tells Metro: "It started off with people picking their noses until they bleed and then accusing staff of assault."

Altogether now: Ewwww...

By Katharine Mieszkowski

Katharine Mieszkowski is a senior writer for Salon.

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