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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Man busted in sex toy case, Wiener, arrested again

  • A Fargo man who was arrested last week on suspicion of shoplifting a sex toy from an adult bookstore was arrested again Wednesday, this time on suspicion of shoplifting a $550 camera from a sporting goods store.
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  • A Fargo man who was arrested last week on suspicion of shoplifting a sex toy from an adult bookstore was arrested again Wednesday, this time on suspicion of shoplifting a $550 camera from a sporting goods store.
    In Wednesday’s incident, Christopher Wiener, 26, is suspected of taking a camera from Scheels All Sports about 3:10 p.m., police Lt. Joel Vettel said.
    Vettel said that when confronted, Wiener returned the camera to a store employee and then fled.
    When a police officer spotted Wiener in the parking lot of a nearby liquor store, Wiener saw the officer at about the same time and ran inside the store, Vettel said.
    The officer arrested Wiener a short time later after Wiener attempted to hide in the store’s bathroom, Vettel said.
    Based on the value of the camera involved, Wiener may face a felony shoplifting charge, Vettel said.
    In last week’s incident, an employee at Romantix, an adult bookstore in Fargo, approached a police officer who happened to be in that area of the store and told him about the alleged shoplifting of an artificial vagina, according to a police report.
    When the officer stopped the man, identified by police as Wiener, the officer found him in possession of the stolen merchandise and took him into custody, the report said.
    The report said jail staff discovered meth and a glass pipe with residue among Wiener’s belongings, and he was charged in Cass County District Court with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine.
    In that case, he was freed after posting $500 bail.

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