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Woman faces shoplifting charges in sex toy theft

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 11:58 AM
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A Thomson woman is facing shoplifting charges after police said she tried to steal a sex toy from an Augusta store Monday.

Police were called to Lucy’s Love Shop, 3241 Washington Road, around 2:30 p.m. after a shopper attempted to leave the store with unpaid for merchandise.

The store’s manager told police she was alerted to the theft when the door alarm beeped as April Pigg attempted to leave. Pigg then pulled a $71 Jack Rabbit vibrator from her purse and returned it before leaving the store, according to the incident report.

Police stopped a vehicle matching the description and found the suspect in the passenger seat.

Pigg, 32, admitted she left the store with the merchandise to show to her sister, who had stayed in the car with a small child. Pigg said she intended to return the item later.

Pigg was taken to the Richmond County jail.

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InChristLove
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InChristLove 10/08/13 - 12:07 pm
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$71, Seriously?

$71, Seriously?

Dixieman
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Dixieman 10/08/13 - 12:11 pm
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Um

Probably her date for tonight called and cancelled so she had to go to the shop.
"April Pigg".
Dixieman falls silent in awe of the magic of coincidence.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 10/08/13 - 12:10 pm
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This article doesn't make

This article doesn't make sense...did she or didn't she leave the store with the item.

attempted to leave....pulled item from purse and returned it before leaving the store.

she admitted she left the store to show the item to her sister who was in the car and planned on returning it later.

So did she or didn't she take the item?

Dixieman
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Dixieman 10/08/13 - 12:14 pm
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ICL:

You do not take stuff out of the store to show it to someone waiting in a car. They come in and look. If necessary, the suspect could have talked to the manager, asked her to set it aside for a few moments, gone out and watched the kid while her sister went inside to check it out. Story does not hold water. Anyway, if you get to the exit beep machine and set it off, you are guilty of shoplifting.

David Parker
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David Parker 10/08/13 - 12:16 pm
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If the store loses a

If the store loses a significant amount of merch this way, then no warnings. PErsonally, I would probably ask them not to come back in the store and sent them on the way. Now if they copped an attitude, that's a different horse altogether.

myfather15
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myfather15 10/08/13 - 12:16 pm
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Law speaks for itself; no comment needed. She concealed it

O.C.G.A. 16-8-14 (2010)
16-8-14. Theft by shoplifting

(a) A person commits the offense of theft by shoplifting when he alone or in concert with another person, with the intent of appropriating merchandise to his own use without paying for the same or to deprive the owner of possession thereof or of the value thereof, in whole or in part, does any of the following:

(1) Conceals or takes possession of the goods or merchandise of any store or retail establishment;

(2) Alters the price tag or other price marking on goods or merchandise of any store or retail establishment;

(3) Transfers the goods or merchandise of any store or retail establishment from one container to another;

(4) Interchanges the label or price tag from one item of merchandise with a label or price tag for another item of merchandise; or

(5) Wrongfully causes the amount paid to be less than the merchant's stated price for the merchandise.
(b)(1) A person convicted of the offense of theft by shoplifting, as provided in subsection (a) of this Code section, when the property which was the subject of the theft is $300.00 or less in value shall be punished as for a misdemeanor; provided, however, that:

palmetto1008
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palmetto1008 10/08/13 - 12:18 pm
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There was NO theft. This is
Unpublished

There was NO theft. This is crazy, leave the lonely woman with an unfortunate name alone.

Marinerman1
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Marinerman1 10/08/13 - 12:55 pm
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SO Many Directions...

This story gets me thinking in SO many directions. @ least she knows to buy/steal only the very best vibrator - or so I've been told...: - )

Red Headed Step Child
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Red Headed Step Child 10/08/13 - 12:51 pm
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This story does prompt some

This story does prompt some responses...I have to say several flashed through my mind!

v4vendetta
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v4vendetta 10/08/13 - 12:45 pm
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Not cool chronicle...

Really, when will these public humiliation articles stop? How about exercising some discretion AC and think about the ramifications of this kind of display for the entertainment of the masses???? Yes, it's attention grabbing, and probably gets more hits than government shutdown news, but that person has friends family co-workers.... Think about how this feels for them....

my.voice
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my.voice 10/08/13 - 12:57 pm
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Then you need to choose a

Then you need to choose a better circle of friends.

southern2
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southern2 10/08/13 - 01:09 pm
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Way to much info AC. Agree

Way to much info AC. Agree with v4vendetta. Must be a slow news day in Augusta.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 10/08/13 - 01:08 pm
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Can't resist

What color was the kidnapped victim ;-)

Can we get a picture ;-)

ragingbull
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ragingbull 10/08/13 - 01:10 pm
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v4vendetta- I am not

v4vendetta- I am not defending what she did, but I do agree with you. This story in itself seems to have the facts a little twisted, it does not make it clear whether she actually left the store with the item in question or if the item was returned before she left the store. It is attempted shoplifting if she returned it before leaving the store, though. But this story seems to be presented with a little too much dramatization. I have no problems with her family, friends, and co-workers knowing, but I do think the AC went a bit out of the way with the photo publication. They don't even do that with murder suspects.

Riverman1
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Riverman1 10/08/13 - 01:16 pm
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Ooooooooooohhhhhhhhhh!!!!

Ooooooooooohhhhhhhhhh!!!!

Red Headed Step Child
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Red Headed Step Child 10/08/13 - 01:18 pm
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Photos

In all fairness to the AC, they posted pictures of the elderly black couple that were arrested for buying those shoplifted items. I think if they have access to the pictures, unless it is a minor, they publish them. You either publish them all, or none - you can't pick and choose simply because it could be deemed embarrassing.

etlinks
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etlinks 10/08/13 - 01:18 pm
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Can't wait for R1s comment.

Can't wait for R1s comment. I'm sure it will be a doozy.

etlinks
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etlinks 10/08/13 - 01:22 pm
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Sorry R1 we were typing at

Sorry R1 we were typing at the same time.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 10/08/13 - 01:33 pm
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(Dixieman) "ICL: new You do

(Dixieman) "ICL: new

You do not take stuff out of the store to show it to someone waiting in a car. "

Ummmm.....don't believe I said otherwise. I simply made a statement that the article was confusing about whether she left the store with the item or not. One place it says she left the store with item, another she didn't leave the store with the item. I'll not argue she committed shoplifting, that is apparent, and I will agree with you that she should have went outside watched the kid so her sister could go inside and take a look at the item, BUT that wasn't my question.

I see my TD buddy is back...........amazing how someone can disagree with a "question".

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jimmymac 10/08/13 - 01:40 pm
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WOW
Unpublished

I bet her family is sooooo proud! I agree a picture for a petty theft is hitting below the belt for AC. Though she should have thought of the potential ramifications before kidnapping the sex toy.

nocnoc
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nocnoc 10/08/13 - 02:13 pm
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OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooo

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOoooooooooooOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

Yeah....

Thank you AC, some opportunity for humor has been badly needed the last few weeks.

BTW: What no reporter wanted to own up to writing the story?

Dixieman
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Dixieman 10/08/13 - 02:16 pm
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Article is appropriate

We really ought to abolish the word "shoplifting". It is stealing, plain and simple, and publicizing it helps to deter it.
Buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz!

v4vendetta
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v4vendetta 10/08/13 - 02:31 pm
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Crazy

It's crazy you can't steal a di*&do in this town without making the front page of the newspaper...

Jake
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Jake 10/08/13 - 02:29 pm
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Reminds me.......

.......of the Simon & Garfunkel song, "April, Come She Will".

David Parker
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David Parker 10/08/13 - 02:58 pm
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She shouldn't feel that

She shouldn't feel that embarassed and her family and friends (if they're worth a snot) will stick up for her. Everyone knows that there is a variety of generations in this town. SOme are old and stuck with idea that things like that are taboo. Then there are plenty of folks that patronize that store and line their bedroom drawers with all kinds of inventory. Embrace that freakiness or imo, you get too old too quick. JUST PAY FOR IT please.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 10/08/13 - 04:05 pm
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You Know What Sentence Caught My Eye?

Pigg said she intended to return the item LATER.

I hope she intended to put new batteries in it. The next customer might not get the satisfaction that she paid for.

CobaltGeorge
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CobaltGeorge 10/08/13 - 08:36 pm
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Could It Just Possible Be?

Deleted, served no good cause.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/08/13 - 04:36 pm
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Miss April

Don't let these silly comments upset you...I have been to toy partys before & I know you probably were taking it outside to your kin to see if this was an appropriate toy for the party...I get THAT!

Some of my friends on here are not from the big city (I am though :) They only go to Tupperware parties...their problem, not ours.

You might need to call Mr Hawk now though....& he knows about these parties...hahahahahha..Freddie Sanders probably does too...:)

seenitB4
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seenitB4 10/08/13 - 04:44 pm
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April

I'm serious about calling Hawk....really, I am.

I can't explain on here either. NOsey posters..

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GnipGnop 10/08/13 - 06:14 pm
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Doesn't matter if she left the store or not...concealing it

is considered shoplifting. They had to change the law because people that were inteding to shoplift would drop the stuff at the door if they were being followed. As far as the AC embarassing her family and friends? What a joke. She is the one that embarassed them not the paper.

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