Woman Caught With Purloined Prophylactics

Cops: Suspect stole 31 boxes of Trojan condoms

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Trojan Heist

JANUARY 12--An Illinois woman is jailed on a felony theft charge after she was caught stealing 31 boxes of Trojan condoms from a supermarket, according to cops who said that the combined price of the purloined prophylactics exceeded $300.

According to court records, Shaearion Davis, 25, was arrested Tuesday afternoon following the condom heist at a Schnucks market in Swansea, an Illinois community about 15 miles east of St. Louis, Missouri.

Supermarket employees dialed 911 after they saw Davis swiping the condoms (and they tailed her after she left Schnucks). When Davis spotted the arriving cops, she ditched the Trojans and sought to flee. But the East St. Louis resident was quickly apprehended outside the business (seen below).

Davis, seen above, was charged with felony retail theft. After refusing to allow jail personnel to photograph and fingerprint her, Davis was charged with obstructing a police officer, a misdemeanor.

Locked up in lieu of $50,000 bond, Davis--who has entered a not guilty plea--is scheduled for a January 20 preliminary hearing. Davis’s rap sheet includes prior theft convictions and several outstanding arrest warrants.

Court records do not indicate whether Davis intended the condoms for resale or personal use. (3 pages)