"March 24, 2012 | Filed under: Crime News | Posted by: racineuncovered
"1:57 p.m. – Racine police are responding to calls for a shoplifter that ran from Shopko. Callers state that a white male stole Tide laundry detergent and put it under his coat. Was last seen leaving the area in a vehicle. License plate was obtained and dispatched.
2:00 p.m. – Dispatch is stating that there has been a party that has been selling Tide to people outside the Blue Kangaroo Laundry Mat on Durand.
2:02 p.m. – Police are searching for the suspect and radio reports that he has a history of DC and shoplifting.
2:06 p.m. – So far no offender found. (media reports that Tide seems to becoming more of an item that people like to steal and then resell)
2:09 p.m. – Police are investigating.
2:12 p.m.- So far it appears that the suspect has made a clean get away"
A little over week ago, I posted a blog about Tide thefts in the US: http://www.jtirregulars.com/2012/03/thieves-rolling-tide-detergent-out-of.html
I still don't believe that Tide has become a replacement for currency in the drug market. It's stupid. You can put $100,000 in cash in your pocket. Where would you put $100,000 worth of Tide?
I believe that a thief took a bottle of Tide from Shopko. He probably needed laundry detergent. Unless you can use Tide to make crack or meth or some other drug, though, I don't believe that it's drug related.