Savannah Harp's dad didn't notice when she opened a bag of dried apricots, took out a couple of pieces then put the bag back on the shelf at a Washington Safeway.
The store security guard stopped him just as he walked out, then led the family to the break room.
Even though Savannah couldn't read or write, the guard had her scribble her name anyway.
A spokesman for Safeway says while shoplifting policies are there to protect customers, guards have to use common sense too.
That guard has since been fired.
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