Gas station owner says Spears stole cigarette lighter

2007-12-10 01:01:28 xinhuanet

BEIJING, Dec. 10 (Xinhuanet) -- Talk about petty theft! If a difficult-to-discern sarcastic quip to paparazzi outside a Los Angeles-area Chevron gas station is true, Britney Spears shop-lifted a 1.39 U.S. dollars cigarette lighter.

While walking to her car, Spears seemed to say, "I stole something. Oh, I'm bad!" in a video recorded by paparazzi. The owners of the gas station told People magazine he doesn't approve of Spears' action.

"Yes, Britney stole a blue lighter here last night," said gas station owner Jatinder Kaur. "The lighter is $1.39. I'm hoping maybe the next time she comes back she will pay for it. I know she can afford to pay for it, but I'm not planning to file a police report.

"It's still not right for her to steal the lighter," he added. "I hope she will do the right thing the next time she comes here."