London, Sept 30 : A Brit boss who placed a sign saying 'thief' around the neck of one of his workers was arrested after publicly shaming the man.
Simon Cremer, 41, wrestled carpet fitter Mark Gilbert to the ground and tied his hands after being told he had stolen a cheque for 845 pounds.
Cremer and three staff drove to the centre of Witham, Essex, and paraded the worker through the town to the police station, with the sign around his neck.
Officers arrested Gilbert on suspicion of theft. But they also detained Cremer and his three fellow workers for questioning.
Cremer, a flooring company chief, spent a night in the cell and he faces being charged with false imprisonment and assault after the stunt backfired.
All five were held in custody overnight before being bailed until November, pending further inquiries.
Despite being held on suspicion of false imprisonment, Cremer was defiant.
"I don't regret what I did - but in hindsight it wasn't the wisest decision," the Sun quoted him, as saying.