When Sherelle Purnell sped away from Gordy's Tiger Mart without paying for $4.52 worth of gasoline, she probably didn't think the punishment would be three hours of court-ordered public humiliation. But from noon. to 3 p.m. today, the 18-year-old will be standing in front of the convenience store near The Centre at Salisbury on Route 13 wearing a sandwich board sign that reads: "I was caught stealing gas." Though Wicomico County District Court Judge D. William Simpson authorized the punishment, the unconventional sentence was the brainchild of Tiger Mart store manager Jan Phippsnovel
And here's the punishment:
She probably escaped a longer sentence by wearing the baseball cap the right way round.