NEW YORK (AP) — The Staten Island Mall is displaying digital billboard ads featuring the mug shots of shoplifters.
The Staten Island Advance says one of the offenders has been arrested 138 times under several names. She’s been convicted 66 times — and banned from the mall for life.READ MORE: Man Slashed In Head Inside Times Square Subway Station
District Attorney Daniel Donovan says the mug shots are intended as a deterrent.READ MORE: Caught On Camera: Innocent Children Caught In Middle Of Brazen Shooting In The Bronx
The mall’s senior general manager, James M. Easley, says he’s seen customers point to the billboard and tell their children: “You don’t want to be that guy.”
Sound off in our comments section below…MORE NEWS: 'I Hope This Is The Beginning Of Something': Hundreds Flock To Harlem For Juneteenth Block Party
(Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)