An Auckland woman has been arrested after she was caught stealing several Patak’s sauces bu attempting to hide them inside her genitals.
Surveillance cameras clearly showed Aayushi Patel, 46, lifting her dress and inserting several Patak’s Butter Chicken sauces between her legs.
Security guards arrived quickly on the scene at Countdown in Whangaparaoa after a suspicious employee had them intercept the thief.
“I couldn’t believe she had managed to cram six Patak’s Indian sauces up in there. We had to make her spread her legs wide open and check with the flashlight just to be sure there weren’t any more left,” security agent Alan Bells told reporters.
“At first she denied everything, but when we showed her the CCTV camera footage, she then admitted she had stolen the iPads and started reaching inside her vagina for them and stacking them on the table,” the security agent added.
A Countdown store employee estimated the total value of the stolen goods to be well over $30.
“She had taken two Patak Butter Chicken, one Patak’s Chicken Korma, a Patak’s Rogan Josh and two Patak’s Vindaloo ” a Countdown employee confirmed.
The Countdown employee also assured that the items in question would be “thoroughly cleaned and tested for quality reasons” before being put back on display for sale.
Patel, an unemployed single mother of four children, could face a prison term ranging from six to 12 months and a fine of not more than $2,500, say legal experts.