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from Kansas City Star
Posted on Fri, Jun. 13, 2003
Shoplifter Releases Bees As Diversion
Associated Press SEDALIA, Mo. - A shoplifter caused a buzz in a department store restroom and made off with about $60 worth of CDs, perfume, batteries and scissors.
The man released a swarm of honeybees in a Kmart restroom, creating a diversion that allowed him to escape, authorities said.
Store security spotted the man shoplifting Monday and followed him to the restroom to confront him. When the worker opened the door, about 100 bees buzzed out.
"He probably started yelling 'Bees! Bees!' or whatever the case may be, then created that big diversion, then got out," said police Cmdr. John DeGonia.
Store employees pulled cans of bug spray off store shelves to kill the bees. No one was stung.
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