Paul McCartney did it flawlessly. Four-year-olds did it SO well. People have been arrested for doing it, which is a real bummer. But we’re talking about a totally different kind of Mannequin Challenge today, with higher risks and more material rewards than viral video fame.
Thieves posing as store mannequins got away with around $12,666 worth of merchandise, Metro in the UK reports. These evil geniuses stood so, so still in a Beales department store until the staff left for the day and closed the store. The alarm only went off once they tried to leave through the fire escape. It’s still not known how they got into the store in the first place.
An anonymous store assistant told Metro:
“It was only triggered when they left the store – it was a very well-orchestrated crime. They must have secreted themselves and pretended to be mannequins. They probably dressed in clothes identical to those worn by the mannequins and stood there, not moving a muscle till the shop shut and everyone went home. They took oilskin jackets, high-end designer clothes and the like. It showed incredible nerve – the store is equipped from top to bottom with sensor alarms and cameras. They must have stood there with the mannequins not daring to move a muscle – imagine if they wanted to sneeze or had an itch they couldn’t scratch.”
So far, these evil geniuses are still at large, but police are calling for any leads. At this point, who could even be mad. It’s impressive.
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