The elderly woman was accused of having done it several times.
An elderly woman was recently caught stealing toilet paper from a shopping mall.
According to the person who caught her, she had done it a few times before and was never remorseful.
However, when caught this time, she expressed regret and said she would return the stolen items.
Despite her apology, the woman was asked to remove her face mask before being let go.
The incident was recorded on video and quickly went viral on Facebook, sparking a debate among netizens.
The woman, carrying an orange and black reusable bag, appeared crying in the video and begged to be let go.
I’d put it back; you give me a chance, please.The woman asking for a second chance.
As she laid four stolen toilet paper rolls on a seat, the woman gave assurance that she would not come back again.
Woman Forced To Reveal Her Face
The person recording the video continued to film the woman, who was accompanied by a man that appeared speechless.
The person behind the camera asked the woman to remove her mask so that others could recognize her and be aware in case she stole toilet rolls again somewhere else.
She promptly took off her mask while stepping back.
The cameraman followed her out of the building and watched her leave the premises.
After that, the woman walked towards a parked Toyota and seemed as though she was about to get in before the video ended.
The incident was said to have happened at a Toyota service centre in Singapore.
Netizens Debate Over Woman’s Behavior And Mental Health
At the time of writing, the video had more than 2,400 comments and 560,000 views.
Many people sympathised with the woman, suggesting she may have a mental illness or other underlying issues contributing to her behaviour.
Others argued that stealing is unacceptable and that the woman should face the consequences.
Some criticized the way the person behind the camera handled it.
They believed the cameraman should not have “bullied” or “shamed” the woman, especially if she had mental health issues.
Regardless of the opinions expressed online, it is important to remember that everyone deserves compassion and understanding.
Respecting an individual’s privacy and dignity is important, particularly when discussing sensitive topics like mental health.