IBS, of course, as criminal defense attorneys out there may or may not know, stands for Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Helen Gallo asserted this defense last week in Clearwater, Florida, after she was arrested for shoplifting from a grocery store. Gallo reportedly told authorities that she was unable to wait in line at the store because she has IBS.
IBS may well cause one who suffers from it to leave someplace very quickly, but I haven’t been able to find any medical evidence yet that it forces you to take other people’s belongings with you when you go.
According to the Associated Press, Gallo, who is free on bail, did not return calls asking for comment on the story, and "it was not known if she had an attorney." When and if she gets one, I sure hope he sticks with the IBS Defense.