A thief once lost his shadow in a crowd. Fearing that someone had taken it, he searched high and low across the mall, even going so far as to call security. When the police came and he told them of his predicament, the officers laughed and pointed to the ground. Puzzled, the thief exclaimed that that was not his shadow as it had the figure of a woman. The officers looked at each other and then arrested the man for identity theft.