Marathon man with sex toys seeks girlfriendby Jackson on 03/21/11
Pro tip: If you allegedly steal a box of sex toys, don't show them to your ex-girlfriend because she might call the cops.
That's what happened in the Middle Keys, the Monroe County Sheriff's Office says. And it led to the Sunday arrest of Mitchell Tice, 30, of Marathon, charged with criminal mischief, burglary and theft.
An agency report says the toys were stolen from a utility trailer at Banana Bay Resort and Marina between the night of Jan. 10 and the morning of the 11th. While investigating, Detective Mark Maison and deputies Trevor Wirth and Kim Trullender interviewed guests and employees -- including Tice, who's a cook at the resort's restaurant. He reportedly told investigators he didn't see anything out of the ordinary at the trailer.
Then on Feb. 12, Tice's ex called the Sheriff's Office to report that Tice brought home a bag of sex toys, and that Tice reportedly said he got them from the trailer. The toys were shown to the trailer's owner, who confirmed they are his, the report says.
Tice was arrested after a warrant was obtained, and the toys were returned to their owner.