Orlando (CBSTampa) – A gang of men dressed as women are accused of shoplifting thousands of dollars worth of merchandise from several Central Florida fabric stores.
According to the Orlando Sentinel, three of the transvestites were arrested at Jo-Ann Fabrics on3562 East Colonial Drive. When police apprehended the suspects, they were “real upset when the police made them take their wigs off,” store manager Amanda Marshall said in the report.
Officials said four suspects entered Jo-Ann Fabrics last Sunday about 5 p.m. One of them was wearing a tank top and multi-color tights and another was wearing a tight white short skirt. The staff of Jo-Ann Fabrics recognized the group from three previous visits where they would order several yards of fabric and leave without paying.
Members of the staff apparently saw the person with the tights shove a huge amount of merchandise into a large handbag. Some of the items included bra-pads, butt-pads, packages of black and red feathers, a couple of boas, and three sets of costume glasses.
Three of the alleged would-be thieves ran out the door after being approached, and the last one, identified as 19-year-old Demitri Marsh, handed back the merchandise. The report said Marsh, however, threatened a clerk before running from the scene.
Marsh and his accomplices, identified as Antonio Webb, 22, and Renford Patterson, 18, are charged with a felony charge of retail theft of merchandize worth more than $300.