Deputies in Lorain County are on the lookout for a man who pulled a ‘crash and grab’ with a stolen tractor-trailer truck in an AdultMart and stole an $800 sex toy.
“Definitely weird. It’s kind of crazy to steal a vehicle that’s that expensive to break into a story to get some kind of sex toy,” said Det. Tony Kovacs, with the Lorain County Sheriff’s Department.
John Tirbaso, who owns JT Container Recycling in Elyria, got a call from deputies early Monday morning. He was told his semi-truck had been stolen and used to drive through a building for a burglary.
“I even said, ‘Wow, you know this economy is bad, I guess this stuff is going to happen’, then, when he told me what happened it just threw me off,” Tirbaso said.
“[The burglar] used it to back into the AdultMart, smashing the glass door of the store and ran inside to steal a sex toy basically,” Kovacs said.
When asked to describe it, Kovacs said, “It’s basically the lower half of a female body.”
Kovacs says the crook went straight for it, like he had been in the store before. Then he got back in the semi and drove it back to where he stole it from.
“It’s got to be a half-hour drive from here,” Tirbaso said.
When a deputy saw the sex toy snatcher, the guy jumped out, ran and got away.
The crooks actions left Tirbaso asking the same question many are,“How did he jump out of the truck and run down the tracks, carrying this stuff?” Tirbaso wondered.
Tirbaso looked at some surveillance video and is sure it wasn’t one of his employees.
While Tirbaso got his truck back, the crook did several thousand dollars worth of damage to both the truck, and gates he rammed getting out of the JT Container Recycling lot.
Still, Tirbaso still can’t help but laugh.
“It’s kind of funny I think,”he said.