Monday, December 21, 2009

The Mall's Hilarious Campaign Against Shoplifters

Just in time for Xmas, Staten Island's District Attorney has launched his second annual campaign to combat shoplifting in the Staten Island Mall, and it's a cross between The Scarlet Letter and candid camera.

This is how it works: repeat offenders will have their mug shots blasted across the mall billboards in a campy hollywood -style commercial that says, "Want to be famous? -- Shoplift in this mall and you could have your face right here."

The DA's office says the ads are funded by revenue seized from criminals. The spot is so corny and low-budget you can only imagine it was made by some local second-rate wedding videographer.

Watch it here.

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