A North Carolina man is facing shoplifting charges after he allegedly stole a blow-up doll resembling Miley Cyrus.
Benjamin Greene, 22, was caught after allegedly trying to steal the item from a Spencer’s Gifts store in Spartanburg, South Carolina. A worker told police that she saw Greene remove the “Finally Mylie! Love Doll” from its box and conceal the $19.99 item in his coat.
As he departed the store, Greene was confronted by the Spencer’s employee, who told investigators that the blow-up doll fell out of Greene’s jacket. Distributed by Pipedream Products, the “Mylie” doll was released after the pop singer turned 18 in November 2010.
While the doll itself bears no resemblance to the celebrity, the item’s packaging includes a photo of a Cyrus lookalike holding a guitar (and includes copy with risqué references to the performer and her father Bill Ray). Greene was booked into the Spartanburg County jail on a misdemeanor shoplifting charge. He was later freed without bond.