Thursday, July 07, 2016

Man arrested after police found him in bed with stolen one-armed lingerie store mannequin

Police in Tennessee arrested a man on Monday night after officers say they found him in bed with a mannequin stolen from a Nashville lingerie store. According to an arrest warrant, officers responded to a Hollywood Hustler store for a report of a theft that had just occurred.

At the store, an employee told police that a man who appeared intoxicated walked into the store just after midnight, grabbed a mannequin just inside the door adorned with lingerie and took it outside into the parking lot. In the process, the affidavit continues, the man knocked the mannequin's left arm off.

The employee said she walked into the parking lot and argued with the man for several minutes until he put the mannequin into the bed of a white Toyota Tacoma and drove away. The employee, the warrant continues, told police the mannequin was valued at $5,000, not including the merchandise it wore. Using the truck's licence plate, police learned the vehicle was registered to a woman who lives at a retirement community in Old Hickory.

When police visited the woman's home, the warrant states, she told officers a man named Christopher Wade was inside her house. Officers found Wade, 55, in bed with the stolen mannequin which was missing its left arm and wearing the merchandise it was last seen in. Wade also matched a suspect description given by the store employee. Wade, who had an active warrant, was arrested on charges including theft. He was booked into the Metro jail where he remains incarcerated on $11,000.

There's a news video here.

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