ATLANTA, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Atlanta's serial yarn thief, a 70-year-old grandmother, will spend a year in jail after pleading guilty to shoplifting.
Audrey Yandel, a retired nurse, has been convicted 12 times in the past 20 years, mostly for stealing yarn, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. She has been caught stealing yarn and knitting needles again, the newspaper said.
Yandel is forbidden from entering any specialty store that sells yarn.
Her attorney said his client has suffered from a "compulsive behavior disorder" and has sought psychiatric help.After serving her time, Yandel will be on six years' probation.
What can I say? This will probably be me in 30 years... But really, who puts a 70-year old woman behind bars??