Shirell Bates was shopping for school supplies for her kids when a police officer asked the North Carolina woman what was under her shirt.
Bates, a mother of two, is pregnant with twins.
"Initially, I thought he was joking, so my response was, 'Twins,'" she told CNN affiliate WSOC. "I'm 34 weeks with twins. I'm having a boy and a girl."
But when the officer didn't believe her, Bates realized something was off: She was being accused of shoplifting.
"At that point, to avoid him asking me again, I...