Here's a look at recent reports of weird crime in and around the St. Louis area.
Pure Evil Takes a Ride in Fenton, But it Was a Short One
A woman reported to the sheriff's department that her 2009 custom motorcycle, called Pure Evil, was taken July 3-4 from her driveway on Frontier Trail, Fenton. She told a deputy from the Jefferson County Sheriff's department that she later saw the motorcycle at the corner of Frontier Trail and Old Gravois Road and that the gas tank, right brake handle, seat and wiring had been damaged. She estimated the damage at $1,200. Deputies canvassed the area to locate possible witnesses, but none were found.
Adult Movie Critic Steals Sex Toy After Clerk Denies Refund
A Vinita Park man was charged recently with stealing a sex toy from a St. Charles adult video and novelty store.
Thomas Charboneau, 56, of Vinita Park, is charged with stealing and third-degree assault.
St. Charles police said he paid $6 to watch a movie at New Release Video, 2330 Highway 94 South Outer Road. He complained about the movie’s quality and asked for his money back. When the store clerk refused, Charboneau reached across the counter and took the sex toy, valued at $75, and said, “I’ll take this in lieu of my $6,” according to the report.
Police said the clerk told him he couldn’t do that and stepped between Charboneau and the exit, at which point Charboneau pushed and tried to punch the clerk. The sales clerk sprayed Charboneau twice in the face with mace. Charboneau pushed him into a display case, picked up the sex toy and left the business, police said.
Man Loses Identity in Theft
St. Charles police said in a report that a man entered a detached garage on Jefferson street and stole a 2007 Cannondale bicycle valued at $500 and a bicycle pump valued at $50. However, police said the man left his wallet at the scene. When he was arrested later, the man identified himself by a different name.
Sodbusters in Kirkwood Carry Out Lawn Job
Kirkwood police were summoned to a home on Ben Davis Lane on May 28 for a reported theft of $200 worth of recently installed sod from the front yard. The "lawn job" was performed overnight.