Local liquor store repeatedly hit by thieves gives them a second chance

DEL CITY, Okla. –  A Del City store owner caught a woman picking up booze and then walking out of the store.

What the woman may not know, it was all caught on camera.

The heist took place at “It’s Five O’clock Somewhere Wine and Spirits”.

The owners husband, Bryan Kerr, says the thief should have known she was being recorded.

“We’re living in a society where cameras are everywhere.” said Kerr

As soon as you walk in to the store, you know you’re being watched.

But somehow the store owners say that didn’t stop this brazen thief from shoving a top shelf bottle of Grey Goose into her purse.

Now, caught red-handed by surveillance cameras, the alleged booze bandit’s face is all over social media.

The store owner’s husband Bryan Kerr posted the video on Facebook and says it usually doesn’t end well for the thief.

“A lot of time, through the power of social networking and crowd sourcing, you’re crime fighting. They will find who that is and identify them for us. Then we can pass that along to the police.” said Kerr

He says he has a bit of a soft spot for saving face and sometimes he gives second chances. “If they will pay for it and apologize, then we wont even pursue criminal charges.”

Kerr says the store has been hit five times in its first year.

Although it doesn’t seem like a lot, he knows how it can affect business.

“Every new business struggles. It’s very difficult to want to operate a business emotionally when you’re being stolen from,” Kerr said.