Detergent Thefts Leave Stores Hanging Out to Dry

Posted on March 14, 2012


News reports claim American stores are experiencing a spike in thefts of Tide laundry detergent. Apparently the high retail value of Tide, $10 to $20 a bottle, and the lack of a serial number, make it an attractive target for thieves to steal and resell. I’m pretty sure the story has been blown out of proportion merely because the media recognized the potential for headlines. Here are some of my headline suggestions:

Laundry Thieves Make Clean Getwaway

Cops Promise to Wash City of Detergent Theft Stain

Detectives Criticized for Laundry Suspect Line-up Separating Colors from Whites

Cops Hampered by Lack of Laundry Leads

Stores Fight Rising Tide of Tide Thefts

After Waves of Detergent Losses, Stores Fit to be Tide

Police Hope to Put Ring Around Thief’s Collar

After Ironing Out Evidence, Police  May be Permanently Pressed for Answers

Detergent Thefts Leave Stores Hanging Out to Dry

Police Chief Blames Media For Spinning Tide Theft Cycle


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