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Cops: Sex Toy Thief Caught Pink-Handed

Vibrator fell from Florida suspect's pants

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JUNE 21--As police were busting him, a “small pink vibrator” fell out of the pants of a Florida Man suspected of stealing an assortment of sexual aids from a Target store, according to a court affidavit.

Responding to a larceny call Monday afternoon, cops confronted David Romero, 46, as he sat in his Dodge Ram near the Target in Palm Coast, a city about 25 miles north of Daytona Beach.

While the handcuffed Romero was being placed in the rear of a police cruiser, “a small pink vibrator fell out of his pants. This item was later revealed to have been stolen from Target,” cops reported.

A subsequent search of Romero’s truck turned up an assortment of other stolen goods, including Trojan and SKYN condoms, Hello Cake lubricant, and Promescent, a “climax control spray.” A Target loss prevention officer told cops that Romero hid the items in a piece of shapewear that he did not scan at the self-checkout line.

When asked about the Target merchandise found in his truck, Romero claimed that the items had been in his vehicle for days. Police added that Romero “further stated that he was going to use those items today on his wife because he was working all day yesterday and he could not celebrate Father’s Day with her.”

Romero, who lives eight miles from the Target store, was charged with a misdemeanor for allegedly swiping goods worth $187.23. Seen above, Romero is being held in the Flagler County jail in lieu of $3000 bond.

In addition to the Target matter, Romero is facing two other pending theft cases, one of which involves five separate shoplifting incidents at a Walmart in Palm Coast. (4 pages)