Two Florida men have been arrested after stealing crafting supplies and sewing machines, according to investigators.
A release from Martin County Sheriff’s Office was so good, that we didn’t want to make it newsy. In the words of MCSO.
33-year-old Leroy Antonio Minnis, and 45-year-old Inocencio Tirado, both of Miami, must have had glue on their hands from their last craft fair, because when they rummaged through Martin County retail craft stores, stolen merchandise stuck to them like a super bond commercial.
But the crafting duo didn’t just target pom poms and glitter, they pursued big crafting dreams walking into stores and walking out with carts full of Dream Machine paper cutters, big box sewing machines, colorful ink markers, golf balls, shoes and….well some Vodka. Because such creativity must require a cocktail or two.
One of the suspects was so enthusiastic, he grabbed a store ladder and pulled the sewing machines down from the extra inventory shelf himself.
Fortunately, local retailers who have had enough of the loss and the brazen retail theft, called the sheriff’s office in enough time for our deputies to highlight the craft they have mastered, which is catching brazen retail theft suspects before they leave the county.
Leroy Minnis and Inocencio Tirado were arrested and charged with grand theft and taken to the Martin County Jail. The bond they have now is not quite the glue they were looking for, but it should keep the crafty pair together for a while.