These ladies are ex-military police and take a zero tolerance approach when dealing with shoplifters. They never involve the local constabulary, preferring to deal with miscreants personally, in-house.
Whatever your excuse, they’ve heard it all before. You would be surprised at how much lacey lingerie ‘accidently’ falls into the inside pockets of a grubby raincoat.
They believe the punishment should fit the crime so forcing you to wear the stolen garments whilst dealing with you is something they particularly enjoy.