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Woman faces shoplifting charges in sex toy theft

Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013 11:58 AM
Last updated 7:27 PM
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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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Kingbiscuitboy
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Kingbiscuitboy 10/10/13 - 06:57 am
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Humor aside

While I do find humor in this whole thing, I can't help but think about the other shoplifting articles that have appeared in the Chronicle, which are few and far between. This is the first I can remember that had the culprit's photo attached, not only in the online story, but in the printed version, also. At what point did the editor feel this was appropriate? Sick humor on the part of the Chronicle to do this.

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Valkyrie1 10/10/13 - 07:18 am
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I do feel bad for her.

Even if she was stealing it seems that there really isn't much of a story here other than woooo vibrator. I do Passion Parties for a living and there is nothing taboo anymore about a vibrator. To the person shocked at $71 for a vibrator we have ones for up to $200. One company makes a 15,000 one! (It's gold plated, wish we sold that one, my commission would be AWESOME) We should be over the fact that we're "ashamed" to own a vibrator. Still, this would have been a non-story if it had been a jacket from a clothing store....

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