Contact Us

New Crime Wave – ‘Tide’ Laundry Detergent Being Stolen At An Alarming Rate

Tide
Justin Sullivan / Getty Images

Sometimes you read an article that makes you say, what?????? There is a new crime wave sweeping the country that has law enforcement officials completely baffled. Tide laundry detergent is being stolen at an alarming rate and it so rampant that authorities from New York to Oregon are keeping a close eye on the thefts. Some cities have even set up a special task force to stop it and noboby knows why it’s happening. CVS Pharmacies are actually locking down the the liquid as a security measure…..are you kidding me?

One thief in Minnesota has made off with more than $25,000 in the soap over the last 15 months and was finally arrested.

Get this, Tide sells for roughly $10-$20 a bottle, but is selling on the black market for $5 to $10 a bottle…..did you catch that? Tide is on the BLACK MARKET!!!!

Detective Larry Patterson of the Somerset, KY police department, where they have seen a huge spike in Tide theft lately says, “there’s no serial numbers and it’s impossible to track.” Patterson adds, “It’s the item to steal.”

Police say the reason Tide more than any other brand is being stolen is because Tide is the most popular brand and it’s Day-Glo orange logo makes it really stand out. Tide theft has been connected with drug trade and a recent drug sting turned up more Tide than cocaine.

A spokesperson for Procter & Gamble said, “We don’t have any insight as to why the phenomenon is happening, but it is certainly unfortunate.” It’s more than just unfortunate, it is downright weird. Make sure you lock up all of your valuables, jewelry, money, insurance papers and your Tide!!

[The Daily]

More from WKDQ

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://wkdq.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on WKDQ - THE TRI-STATE'S COUNTRY STATION quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here.

Sign up for an account to comment, share your thoughts, and earn points to get great prizes.

Register on WKDQ - THE TRI-STATE'S COUNTRY STATION quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!