This is a long story, but i will try and get to the point. Just over two weeks ago, my Fiance' and i took a dog that we took in from a bad home. We got ahold of a great family that wanted him in another county about an hour from where we live. We took the dog there and decided while we were there to do some shopping.(we have a baby on the way in 3 weeks).
We went to Target and bought some things..total, about $80.00. Paid for the items with cash and left. We then went to lunch and talked about going back to get the rest of the items we needed for the baby's room. We went back and ended up buying other things as well, spending more money than we intended. We seen a crib skrit which was $16.99. We put it in our cart and continued shopping. We were looking at toys when my finace' said she didnt think we could afford it with all the other money we just spent at Target and before, earlier. I said lets think about it. When we were back by toys, she was looking at other things, and i (stupid part) put the item under my coat. My plan was to pay for everything else...about another $80.00-$100.00. get to the end of the check out and hand my fiance' the car keys and tell her to open the trunk and get in the car and i would be right back out, that i forgot something. Well, we were between the front doors and the check out line. when LP grabbed me. I tried to explain what was going on, but he didnt want to hear it. I pulled away and took off back through the store and put the item back. I walked up front and he was there waiting. Told him he never gave me a chance to explain and that i was taking my fiance' home to do whatever he wanted. He followed us to the car, took our plate number and called the police. Before we got home, OUR counties Sheriff's Dept was here asking Q&A. They said they would come back, BUT never have.(two weeks now) The Sheriff called us from the other county and talked to us for about a half hour. I want to say, "GUT", that he may have beleived me after our talk, but not sure. We then got ahold of the LP guy about 4 days later and taled to him as well. He was nice and said that because we left, he had to call the police and that it was out of his hands BUT he would call the Sheriff there and talk to him. The LP said that because of the amount, $16.99 and that the item DID NOT leave the store, he thinks nothing will happen. I have 3 fenolies in my past, none for shoplifting. The oldest is about 15 years old. I have been clean, GREAT job, Great family, baby comming, ect. It's been just over two weeks now...WILL ANYTHING HAPPEN NOW????? Please help!! neither of have been able to sleep and worry day and night. Really stupid thing i did...BUT i was honestly going to pay for it. We both had over $300.00 in ash on us at the time. Had a lawyer call there a few days ago, and he told us at that time that NO warrent had been issued. HELP IF YOU CAN...thank you