Woman Arrested After Stealing From Sleeping Man... In A Police Station

Here's the thing...

When committing crimes, it's usually a good idea to follow two rules:

  1. Make sure no police officers are around, and
  2. Commit the act as far away from a police station as possible.

But apparently, these basic directives somehow got by Illinois resident Rachel Jones, who on Monday was arrested for robbing a man who had dozed off in the lobby of the Galesburg Public Safety Building, authorities say.

Woman is stealing money from businessman

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After watching the 48-year-old woman steal a lighter from the unidentified man, they confiscated the stolen item and sent her on her way, department officials say. However, she returned 45 minutes later and began rifling through the man's pockets again!!!

This time, officers took Jones into custody and booked on a charge of theft with a prior conviction, police say.

She's currently being held in the Knox City Jail, where she's awaiting a court date.

Check out more details on WGIL.

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