A combination of cheese log and laxatives landed a 52-year-old Palm City woman behind bars, according to recently released records.
A loss prevention official at a Publixstore told a Martin County Sheriff's deputy she watched Karen Bartlett hide cheese and lady's laxatives in a purse in the beauty aisle. The loss prevention official stopped Bartlett as she was about to exit the store and recovered the items.
The cheese was identified as "Belgioio Slice Log" in sheriff's records. "Belgioio" resembles the name of a Wisconsin-based company known as BelGioioso Cheese, which has five manufacturing facilities. Logs of cheese can be sliced, or cut, and slices of cheese can be logged, or categorized, but a clear understanding of "slice log" could not immediately be obtained.
The women's laxatives in question were described as Publix brand. They were valued at $3.99, half that of the "Belgioio Slice Log." The loss prevention official said it was a second offence for Bartlett and that Publix wanted to prosecute. Bartlett, of Palm City, Florida, was arrested on a misdemeanor retail theft charge. She also was issued a trespass warning.