Tide crime wave washes over America
Call it a rising Tide of crime.
Police and other law enforcement agencies across the US are on alert following reports of a new crime wave sweeping the country — theft of the laundry detergent Tide.
The Proctor & Gamble product is in high demand among thieves and junkies who are apparently using it as a form of currency. Tide maintains a steady price, is a well-known brand and lacks serial numbers, which makes it harder to trace those who steal it.
A report on the phenomenon in The Daily said that one thief in Minnesota was eventually busted after pilfering US$25,000 of the product over 15 months.