Police hunt man who made clean getaway with 22 bottles of Tide

Alleged Tide thief

Police in Stoughton are looking for a guy who managed to sneak 22 or so bottles of Tide out of the local Stop & Shop without paying for them.

While it's possible he has a large family at home and needs to do a lot of laundry, it's also possible he'll use the detergent to pay for drugs or to fence the stuff.

If you see Tide Man, contact Stoughton Police at 781-344-2424.

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he's not clear on what money laundering is

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One possibility...

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He might be a confused druggie, and start drinking the stuff. In which case he'll be bubbling over with enthusiasm.

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How's that even possible? I

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How's that even possible? I wouldn't know how to carry more than 4 or 5 bottles of detergent. Maybe 8 or 10 if I had a whole lot of bags, but that would attract a lot of attention walking past the checkout.

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Boston Laundry Ring

He must be working with that guy who stole the quarters from that Mexican restaurant last week.

The police should open a decoy hanger shop as bait.

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The day is coming

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I foresee the day when Tide will be sold behind the counter and which you will have to sign for, like over the counter allergy medications (which don't work anyway) now are in CVS. What a world.

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Oh good, I'll find some

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Oh good, I'll find some discounted Tide at the flea market this week.

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Jumbo haul

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not unlike the repeated, local shrimp thefts from grocery stores. Those are being sold to other stores or restaurants through the back door.

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Baby formula

Was the choice before stores started locking it away from theives ,now it's Tide? They will be locking that away next.

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Powdered detergent

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is also commonly used to 'cut' cocaine, heroin, etc. Sometimes detergent is sold as cocaine, especially to naive or inexperienced users.

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Word on the street

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is that he soonafter went to a local pub and Tide one on.

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Perfect

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A clean get-away.

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