CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A woman arrested for shoplifting has blamed the crime on irritable bowel syndrome, authorities said. Helen Gallo, 61, of Clearwater, was arrested after allegedly shoplifting from a Cape Coral grocery store, The Daily Breeze of Cape Coral reported.
Gallo reportedly told authorities that she could not wait in line because she has irritable bowel syndrome, according to the newspaper, so she kept all her pending purchases in her arms as she quickly left the store.
Gallo was charged with petty larceny and released Sunday from the Lee County jail on $500 bond. No date has been set for
her future court appearance.