Friday at the Mall
On a Friday afternoon in the Strand shopping center, just a few miles from the heart of Liverpool, shoppers milled about, going in and out of the center’s over 100 stores. Among the customers, there were two people who didn’t belong: Two 10-year-old boys playing hooky from school.
Over the course of the day, the 2 boys had shoplifted several things, including some candy, a troll doll, some batteries, and a small can of blue paint. For all appearances, it seemed like the they were up to some typical schoolboy mischief…