A Florida woman arrested for stealing a vibrating sex toy told police that she took the item due to a troubled marriage, and that, “I would rather do this than be unfaithful.”
Mother-of-four, Ashton Barton, who has multiple theft convictions, was spotted on Friday morning concealing a Durex “Ring of Bliss” as she shopped in a CVS pharmacy in Largo, a city 25 miles west of Tampa.
After a store employee alerted a patrolman, the officer approached Barton, 33, and began questioning her about the $15 “Ring of Bliss.”
Mrs Barton, according to a criminal complaint, admitted taking the sex toy from its packaging and initially concealing the item.
Barton said that when she spotted the Largo Police Department officer inside the store, she ditched the “Ring of Bliss.”
Mrs Barton reportedly claimed that she was driven to steal the vibrating sex toy because: “My husband doesn’t want to touch me anymore.” She added, “I would rather do this than be unfaithful.”
According to Durex, the “Ring of Bliss” fits “on the base of the penis” and “enhances mutual pleasure with 20 minutes of vibration.”
Charged with a felony due to her prior theft convictions, Mrs Barton was booked into the county jail, from which she was later released after posting $2,000 bond. Mrs Barton’s previous convictions include marijuana possession, forgery, and multiple bad cheque counts.
Mrs Barton has been married to her current spouse for two years.