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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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Note to self: Buy more ammunition.
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

More posts and info...


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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To: AngelesCrestHighway
Statement: "Tide Detergent Being Stolen From Stores Across the Country"

Response: Why? I can't bring up the rest of the yahoo post.

21 posted on 03/13/2012 10:48:51 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

This is very disturbing. That’s why I mentioned get more ammo.


22 posted on 03/13/2012 10:49:26 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

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.


23 posted on 03/13/2012 10:49:41 AM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

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.


24 posted on 03/13/2012 10:51:13 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: mamelukesabre

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


25 posted on 03/13/2012 10:52:22 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
How long before access to laundry detergent becomes a human right.
By "access" I of course mean taxpayer funded, a.k.a. free.

26 posted on 03/13/2012 10:52:40 AM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

If only they made drugs leagal, we wouldn’t have these kinds of problems........


27 posted on 03/13/2012 10:53:18 AM PDT by tbpiper
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie

“No, just at $4-$5 per pound it’s valuable. That’s 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?


28 posted on 03/13/2012 10:53:27 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard

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.


29 posted on 03/13/2012 10:53:53 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: printhead

food stamps don’t pay for Tide, maybe that’s it


30 posted on 03/13/2012 10:54:00 AM PDT by beefree
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

But the economy is soaring back... LOL!


31 posted on 03/13/2012 10:54:51 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: dfwgator

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.

War Eagle!


32 posted on 03/13/2012 10:56:36 AM PDT by Jemian
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To: mamelukesabre

I agree. Illegals who can’t speak English but recognize the Tide box?....Jeez! This is pathetic!


33 posted on 03/13/2012 10:56:46 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: nhwingut

“But the economy is soaring back... LOL!”

And we’ve got soaring gas prices to PROVE it!


34 posted on 03/13/2012 10:57:15 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
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

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.

35 posted on 03/13/2012 10:58:48 AM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: treetopsandroofs

Thats FLUID OUNCES! I’m sure tide weighs far more than water.


36 posted on 03/13/2012 10:59:02 AM PDT by mamelukesabre
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To: clamper1797

——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——

Not a necessity. Smaller market.


37 posted on 03/13/2012 10:59:48 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas (Viva Christo Rey!)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

But does the black market offer TRIPLE COUPON WEEK?


38 posted on 03/13/2012 11:06:41 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

I suspect satire .... this can’t be true.


39 posted on 03/13/2012 11:09:00 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: Jemian

How do you feel about Gatorade? ;)


40 posted on 03/13/2012 11:11:17 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Obama is turning out to be even worse for America than I could have imagined.


41 posted on 03/13/2012 11:12:36 AM PDT by cvq3842
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To: layman

Nope ... it’s true ... it was on the Phoenix news this morning. I believe this will all come out in the wash


42 posted on 03/13/2012 11:13:16 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: clamper1797
Cans of crab meat would seem to be the better black market currency.

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.

43 posted on 03/13/2012 11:13:21 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas

Soap is NOT a necessity ... just ask any OWS member


44 posted on 03/13/2012 11:14:42 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: Opinionated Blowhard
Why shouldn't they get Tide for free? Why should they have to pay for anything they want?

They get

  1. Housing for "free"
  2. food for "free"
  3. health care for "free"
  4. Cell phone service for "free"
  5. heavily subsidized transportation
  6. ejumacation for "free"
  7. etc
Indeed, why not Tide for free too?

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.

45 posted on 03/13/2012 11:15:49 AM PDT by from occupied ga (Your government is your most dangerous enemy)
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To: 1rudeboy

How about batteries (AA,AAA)? Small ... expensive heavily used ...


46 posted on 03/13/2012 11:16:37 AM PDT by clamper1797 (Hoping to have some change left)
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To: cvq3842
The first time I asked a merchant why certain shoplifters prefer to resell consumer items to buy booze instead of simply stealing the booze was during the Reagan Administration, and he replied, "because it's easier."

So it is not Obama's fault, just as it is not Reagan's.

47 posted on 03/13/2012 11:17:30 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

The beginnings of a 3rd world barter economy.


48 posted on 03/13/2012 11:17:57 AM PDT by JohnKinAK
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

Sounds like the Tide is turning.


49 posted on 03/13/2012 11:19:31 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: AngelesCrestHighway

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.


50 posted on 03/13/2012 11:19:31 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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