Hi, A couple of weeks ago, I entered a chemist where I've been going for 8 years. I wanted to buy an item. I put the item into a bag after making sure it was what I wanted, but also to leave my hands free to look at some essential oils in the next aisle. I had been having a panic attack for a while and it was getting worse. As I neared the exit, no staff were on either sales desk and my car was only 10 meters out front. I needed to get some medication quickly and walked out with the item because I didn't think it would bother them as they knew me or most staff do. I sat into car for about 15 mins and then returned the item to the store as I felt overwhelmed and confused and dizzy. 13 days later the police came to my door. A meeting was arranged for the next day and when I arrived, I was told I was under arrest and being charged for shoplifting. I told them what happened. I just thought they would believe me. Anyhow they seemed particularly angry when I told them I was only in the store 20 seconds and put the item (worth $59.95) on the floor near the display - not the exact point I took it from. They said they'd check if I returned but I'm not sure their camera works like that but it doesn't matter. What's going to happen to me? I'm 66, a retired teacher, never ever been in trouble with the law. They seemed really angry when I said I'd returned it but I'd told them that twice already. They also told me I couldn't have a solicitor in with me and I've since found out I could have had but he or she could not run the case. That interview was Tuesday and I still don't have a summons, but presume one is on the way. It never entered my mind that the store would charge me or get the police to pursue it. Can you throw any light on what might happen? What if they can't find camera evidence of me re-entering? And why did they lie about the solicitor being present? It's very vvery stressful. Do they have enough evidence to charge me? I know it was stupid now but I really didn't think they would mind.