Accused Sex Toy Thief Told Cops, "I Would Rather Do This Than Be Unfaithful"

A Florida woman arrested for stealing a vibrating sex toy told cops that she swiped the item due to a troubled marriage, adding that, “I would rather do this than be unfaithful.”

Ashton Barton, whose rap sheet includes multiple theft convictions, was spotted Friday morning concealing a Durex “Ring of Bliss” as she shopped in a CVS pharmacy in Largo, a city 25 miles west of Tampa.

After a store employee alerted a patrolman, the officer approached Barton, 33, and began questioning her about the $15 “Ring of Bliss.” Barton, according to a criminal complaint, admitted taking the sex toy from its packaging and initially concealing the item.

Barton said that when she spotted the Largo Police Department officer inside the store, she ditched the “Ring of Bliss.”

Seen above, Barton reportedly claimed that she was driven to steal the vibrating sex toy because, “My husband doesn’t want to touch me anymore.” She added, “I would rather do this than be unfaithful.” According to Durex, the “Ring of Bliss” fits “on the base of the penis” and “enhances mutual pleasure with 20 minutes of vibration.”

Charged with a felony due to her prior theft convictions, Barton was booked into the county jail, from which she was later released after posting $2000 bond. Barton’s rap sheet also includes collars for marijuana possession, forgery, and multiple bad check counts.

In a Facebook post yesterday, Barton, a mother of four, wrote that, “I found true love and a husband who supports me in everything I do and want to do.” Barton, another post reports, has been married to her current spouse for two years.