The previous week, a dress with an €800 price tag disappeared from a local boutique.
The owner suspected that the theft might have been in preparation for the races and gave Gardai a detailed description of the dress in question.
Officers were on duty all over the town as thousands made their way to the racecourse for Ladies Day and, lo and behold, a woman was spotted wearing the hottest dress in Kerry.
She was questioned and arrested there and then but of course she could be an innocent person who purchased the dress from a third party in good faith. Whatever the truth of the matter, I bet she was hugely embarrassed!