DOCUMENT: Florida, Crime

Perp Walk On The Wild Side

Early morning bust finds female impersonator "in uniform"

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Perp Walk On The Wild Side

MARCH 23--Meet Charles Thomas.

The 24-year-old Floridian was arrested Saturday morning on probation violation charges. While being booked into a Tampa lockup, Thomas gave his occupation as female impersonator, which explains the fierce makeup (Thomas was popped at his home at 3:22 AM, so he likely had just got off work).

The probation violation charges appear to be connected to his recent arrest for trying to pass a bad check at a Big Lots store. According to a charging affidavit, Thomas sought to purchase two MP3 players and a television set with a $329 check drawn on an account carrying the name 'Timothy Bradley' (he also was carrying a Florida ID with the Bradley alias).

Thomas is being held without bond at the Hillsborough County jail, where he presumably has been forced to remove the rouge. (3 pages)