Archive for Shoplifting

Stabbing suspect’s sister: Mental illness behind attack — (Burlington Free Press)
SSRI Ed note: Troubled homeless man subjected to periodic forced drugging, many assault convictions, finally kills someone. Mental illness blamed.
Court rejects Brandon Daniel appeal in killing of police officer — (The Austin American-Statesman)
SSRI Ed note: Judge decides Xanax did not cause man to think, act totally out of character for several weeks. The law does not allow for long-term intoxication. So he'll die.
Derbyshire grandmother’s killer ‘plagued by mental illness’ — (Ilkeston Advertiser)
SSRI Ed note: Woman drugged as teen for moodiness gets antidepressants, neuroleptics, gets dramatically worse, turns to illegal drugs, eventually murders a woman,
Humiliated Woman Hanged Herself After Taunted With What She Did On TV — (Mad World News)
SSRI Ed note: Woman caught on camera trying to shoplift hangs herself. Had a previous suicide attempt, O.D.'d on her antidepressants.
Derbyshire grandmother’s killer ‘plagued by mental illness’ — (Ilkeston Advertiser)
SSRI Ed note: Teen hospitalized for mood changes given antidepressants, neuroleptics, leads to illegal drug use, violence, antisocial acts, & murder. Mental illness blamed.
Antidepressants may trigger bizarre theft behavior by usually honest individuals — (Dr. Will Cupchik, Registered Psychologist)
Blogging Stanley Cup rioter admits lying to police — (24 Hours Vancouver)
Husband holds 'enormous hate' for hit and run accused — (ABC News Australia)
Woman sentenced to time served — (Whig-Standard)
Liberal Senator Mary Jo Fisher on medication when arrested for shoplifting — (
One in five MPs on meds for depression, claims Andrew Robb — (The Australian)
Shoplifter Threatened Security With a Knife — (Rutland and Stamford Mercury)
Medication may have affected mum's behaviour — (Fingal Independent)
Thief was ‘disoriented’ — (The Gladstone Observer)
x-educator links theft to malady — (Republican-American)
SSRI Ed note: School principal on medication for depression, bipolar shoplifts a hat. loses job, blames "overmedication" for incident. Article title links theft to "malady".
Army officer blames medication mixup for shoplifting incident — (USA TODAY)
Tampa Bay serial shoplifter drawn to Brighton jewelry—(Tampa Bay Times)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Paxil shoplifts recklessly in a way that she has no hope of getting away with it.
Depressed Evesham man didn’t know why he stole toy — (Worcester  News)
SSRI Ed note: Young man steals toy under combined influence of alcohol and antidepressants. Fined £80.
Employee shoplifted £60 of underwear — (Ellesmere Port Pioneer)
SSRI Ed note: Woman prescribed antidepressants after miscarriage suffers marriage breakdown, shoplifts from Marks & Spencer, is caught, charged, fined.
Being unique is a disorder — (Sydney Morning Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Sexual problems, gambling, stealing, anger mgt, compulsive shopping are now disorders to be managed by drugs. But antidepressants can cause them.
Defendant hacked off finger as punishment — (The  North-West Evening Mail)
SSRI Ed note: Man on antidepressants steals suitcase from shop without any attempt to conceal the act, then drinks and cuts off his finger.
A rabbi finds support after shoplifting arrest — (The Miami Herald)
SSRI Ed note: Rabbi on powerful insomnia (Ambien?) and antidepressants medications (recently changed) shoplifts; this is totally out of character.
Ex-meteorologist’s trial for shoplifting opens — (Arizona Republic)
SSRI Ed note: Meteorologist on Xanax and Zoloft tries shoplift a bag of clothes from a department store, is caught, charged.
Police Log November 28 2006 Shopping daze — (The Concord Monitor)
SSRI Ed note: Teen taking Lexapro, Prozac and Elavil, in a daze, openly takes items in Walmart. Apprehended, she is taken to hospital.
Woman reports stolen purse, then gets a trip to county jail — (St. Petersburg Times)
SSRI Ed note: Woman on Zoloft shoplifts, pretends purse with medications in it has been stolen, is arrested, gets jail time.
Doctor says Tanger was suffering from side effects of his medication — (Weymouth Online)
SSRI Ed note: Police Captain shoplifts after mixing depression and pain meds. Shop owner testifies that Tanger "would not do something like that."
Shoplifter wins appeal against two weeks’ jail — (Straits Times)
SSRI Ed note: Woman successfully pleads that antidepressant medication made her shoplift in Singapore.
Woman charged with obtaining prescription drugs — (Spartanburg Herald-Journal)
Source: Winona Blames Theft on Method Acting — (Fox News)
Police suspect teacher in rash of arson cases — (Columbus Dispatch)
Urologist returned to court; Motion to revoke Bina’s bail heard — (Bangor Daily News)
Prozac blamed for shoplifting spree — (The Evening Press)
SSRI Ed note: Woman 30, all her life a law-abiding citizen prescribed Prozac for breakup, becomes manic, shoplifts.
Auditor Is Detained in Alleged Shoplifting — (The Evansville Courier)
SSRI Ed note: County Auditor on Prozac makes serious errors in financial management/reporting, is caught stealing.
Judge rules man insane in arson Pharmacist said he obeyed ‘voices’ — (The Baltimore Sun)
SSRI Ed note: Man on Prozac starts setting fires of escalating magnitude, steals.
Farrell wins 90 day Reprieve – Attorney says says anti-depressant may account for shoplifting — (Denver Post)
SSRI Ed note: Woman taking Prozac for 3 years may be deported, has record of shoplifting, her attorney states the behaviour was "out of character, maybe due to med.
Sally Barrett — (1991 FDA Hearings)
SSRI Ed note: Teen, 17, given Prozac becomes hostile, aggressive, agitated and suicidal. She gains 75 lb, shoplifts, overspends, finally buys a gun and kills herself.
The Many Faces Of Laurie Dann — (Chicago Tribune)
SSRI Ed note: Psychiatrist starts young woman on medication, she becomes increasingly eccentric, stabs husband, divorces, shoots elementary school children and herself.