WEIRD

Thieves Targeting Tide

Tide, a criminal currency? Apparently it’s true: the popular laundry detergent has become a recent target by thieves—who are allegedly using it as a type of street currency because the retail price is steadily high. Throughout the country, Tide has been the subject of a recent crime wave, and it’s become enough of a problem that CVS is considering special security measures to keep Tide on the shelf. In one incident in Maryland, a suspect loaded a supermarket cart with 15 to 20 bottles of Tide and took off outside the store to a getaway car—and the accomplice allegedly tried to resell the bottles 40 minutes later.