Skip to comments.Tide Detergent Being Stolen From Stores Across the Country
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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On Okinawa in 1984 it was controlled as black market material.
If toilet paper is also being stolen, then I suspect Bama fans.
Let me guess. They’ve found a way to make meth with it.
This is ridiculous. This is what Obama wants. Complete breakdown of society.
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Yeah, pretty soon we’ll have to buy it from behind the pharmacy’s counter.
I beg to differ, his biggest fans still use their fingers. That’s why they won’t eat with their left hand.
Lets go snort some Tide...
We are going to have to turn the Tide on these criminals
Took me a second to get it and now I can’t quit laughing....RTR!!!!!!!
No, just at $4-$5 per pound it’s valuable. That’s what inflation does for you.
..As the USA slips its way to third world status.
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.
What makes Tide so special when compared against other leading national brands?
Sure, to damn cold out tide.....
I would rather have good Cheer
Response: Why? I can't bring up the rest of the yahoo post.
This is very disturbing. That’s why I mentioned get more ammo.
I don’t get it. There are many many more things easier to carry around that are worth far more. A ten pound jug worth 5 measly bucks does not seem like a good choice for black market currency.
All I can figure is that everything else worth stealing has got too much security on it now days. So tide is the last available option for the least skilled shoplifters.
In other words, it is the favored target of the dumbest of the dumb.
I’d like to know how Enfamil stacks up. It’s a favorite of shoplifters and the food stamp crowd, according to my wife who works in a supermarket.
Both products are the most expensive per unit volume, non-perishable store items.
Thieves can do basic math when they have to.
Cans of crab meat would seem to be the better black market currency. small ... easy to conceal and in a pinch you can eat it. i don’t get it
If only they made drugs leagal, we wouldn’t have these kinds of problems........
“No, just at $4-$5 per pound its valuable. Thats what inflation does for you.”
The article said per bottle. Most Tide containers are something like 60 ounces....
Kind of a heavy commodity.
I thought meth, too, to the other poster.
Would cops let us know that’s why it’s being stolen if it was?
They steal copper piping, manhole covers, and now laundry detergent? So when are these idiots going to get real lazy and just start knocking on the front door and if no one answers they break in and clean the place out? Death penalty to drug dealers.
food stamps don’t pay for Tide, maybe that’s it
But the economy is soaring back... LOL!
You know, I have never been able to bring myself to purchase Tide detergent. I know it is just soap and there is no real connection. Something just ain’t right about it.
I agree. Illegals who can’t speak English but recognize the Tide box?....Jeez! This is pathetic!
“But the economy is soaring back... LOL!”
And we’ve got soaring gas prices to PROVE it!
Food stamp cards are big black market items as well according to a Philly article I read recently. There are some "rogue" stores that will turn them into cash for the dealers.
Thats FLUID OUNCES! I’m sure tide weighs far more than water.
——Cans of crab meat would seem to be the better black market currency. small ... easy to conceal and in a pinch you can eat it. i dont get it——
Not a necessity. Smaller market.
But does the black market offer TRIPLE COUPON WEEK?
I suspect satire .... this can’t be true.
How do you feel about Gatorade? ;)
Obama is turning out to be even worse for America than I could have imagined.
Nope ... it’s true ... it was on the Phoenix news this morning. I believe this will all come out in the wash
No, actually. Heavily-used consumer goods are best. The only thing surprising about this story is that shoplifters who shoplift with the intent to resell the merchandise used to favor smaller (and thus more easily stolen) items, such as shaving cream, deodorant, etc.
Soap is NOT a necessity ... just ask any OWS member
To paraphrase, there is a large segment of the American populace 0bama voters) that has a bone deep sense of entitlement. It is an article of faith with them that what you have and worked for they deserve too, but without the tiresome work. They're too lazy or too cowardly to steal, so they get the government to do it for them. The harder you work, the more the government robs from you to give to their worthless parasites.
How about batteries (AA,AAA)? Small ... expensive heavily used ...
So it is not Obama's fault, just as it is not Reagan's.
The beginnings of a 3rd world barter economy.
Sounds like the Tide is turning.
Truth be told, everything is being stolen. Highway guard rails, copper pipe and wire, baby formula, diapers, food, credit card numbers, automobiles and parts... you name it. Anything that someone can steal is being stolen. We are presently in a theft crimewave brought about by the perfect storm of illegal drugs, a massive influx of societal undesirables both foreign and domestic, and a crappy economy.