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Tide Detergent Being Stolen From Stores Across the Country
Yahoo News ^ | 03/13/12 | Melissa Knowles

Posted on 03/13/2012 10:38:21 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway

Tide laundry detergent is meant to be used for household cleaning purposes, but thieves are turning it into something dirty. Authorities are reporting a spike in thefts of Tide, and in some cities they are setting up task forces where the detergent is sold to track the number of bottles in stores. Police believe thieves are using the soap on the black market, which retails for $10-$20, to buy drugs. On the black market, Tide is often referred to as "liquid gold" and can go for $5-$10 per bottle. Last year, in St. Paul, Minnesota, a man is alleged to have stolen $25,000 worth of Tide over 15 months before authorities captured him. Stores such as CVS have amped up security measures to prevent theft; at some locations the detergent is kept in a locked container and an employee must retrieve it for customers.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption
KEYWORDS: tide
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1 posted on 03/13/2012 10:38:26 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

On Okinawa in 1984 it was controlled as black market material.


2 posted on 03/13/2012 10:39:46 AM PDT by junta ("Peace is a racket", testimony from crime boss Barrack Hussein Obama.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

If toilet paper is also being stolen, then I suspect Bama fans.


3 posted on 03/13/2012 10:40:19 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Let me guess. They’ve found a way to make meth with it.


4 posted on 03/13/2012 10:41:22 AM PDT by printhead (Standard & Poor - Poor is the new standard.)
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To: dfwgator

This is ridiculous. This is what Obama wants. Complete breakdown of society.


5 posted on 03/13/2012 10:42:12 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/2858121/posts?page=1

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6 posted on 03/13/2012 10:42:31 AM PDT by EBH (God Humbles Nations, Leaders, and Peoples before He uses them for His Purpose)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
I meant these "Bama" fans


7 posted on 03/13/2012 10:42:58 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: printhead

Yeah, pretty soon we’ll have to buy it from behind the pharmacy’s counter.


8 posted on 03/13/2012 10:43:21 AM PDT by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: dfwgator

I beg to differ, his biggest fans still use their fingers. That’s why they won’t eat with their left hand.


9 posted on 03/13/2012 10:43:22 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: printhead

Lets go snort some Tide...


10 posted on 03/13/2012 10:43:33 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

We are going to have to turn the Tide on these criminals


11 posted on 03/13/2012 10:43:41 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Well, if Bernanke and company keep devaluing the dollar, a bottle of tide could be the new reserve currency.


12 posted on 03/13/2012 10:44:31 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: dfwgator

Took me a second to get it and now I can’t quit laughing....RTR!!!!!!!


13 posted on 03/13/2012 10:45:19 AM PDT by BamaDi ("The definition of a racist today is anyone who is winning an argument with a liberal.")
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To: printhead

No, just at $4-$5 per pound it’s valuable. That’s what inflation does for you.


14 posted on 03/13/2012 10:45:24 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Maybe they heard Juan Montoya was coming to town.
15 posted on 03/13/2012 10:46:07 AM PDT by McGruff (Newt Gingrich, the closest thing we've got to Sarah Palin.)
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To: junta

..As the USA slips its way to third world status.


16 posted on 03/13/2012 10:46:07 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
So why is Tide the only detergent being targeted? Authorities list several reasons: Tide is instantly recognizable because of its Day-Glo orange bottle; it is one of the most expensive brands of laundry detergent; and it does not have serial numbers, so it cannot be tracked.

On social media, people are calling the theft trend "bizarre" and many are blaming it on the tough economy and rising gas prices.

Another sign that our society is breaking down. People are simply stealing Tide to resell it to buy drugs or other things because it is a popular brand. Why shouldn't they get Tide for free? Why should they have to pay for anything they want? That is the message that Libs have reinforced over and over and over. You should get what you want without paying for it. If Procter & Gamble is charging for it, they are screwing you so simply take it.

17 posted on 03/13/2012 10:46:43 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

What makes Tide so special when compared against other leading national brands?


18 posted on 03/13/2012 10:47:39 AM PDT by Oratam
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Do you do your clothes in tide?

Sure, to damn cold out tide.....

19 posted on 03/13/2012 10:47:56 AM PDT by b4its2late (Patience is not a virtue, it is a waste of time.)
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To: Oratam

I would rather have good Cheer


20 posted on 03/13/2012 10:48:47 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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