Vero Beach man caught stealing condoms, vibrators at CVS Pharmacy

Man caught stealing condoms and vibrators at a CVS Pharmacy store in Vero Beach, Florida.
Man caught stealing condoms and vibrators at a CVS Pharmacy store in Vero Beach, Florida.

VERO BEACH – A man who thought he could get away stealing a large box of condoms and two vibrators from the CVS Pharmacy store in Vero Beach was arrested, police said.

Jessie Ernest Thompson, 38, of Vero Beach, was seen selecting a “purple box” of condoms, emptying them into his shirt, then running into the bathroom.

Upon exiting the bathroom, a store clerk then entered the bathroom and found the barcode for a “personal massager,” also known as a vibrator. The clerk called the Vero Beach Police Department to report the theft.

Officers found Thompson riding a bicycle near Sonic and questioned him about the condoms and two vibrators. Thompson, with condoms in his hands, said he found all the items in the bushes near the CVS.

Thompson did say he was at CVS but did not take anything from inside the store. He was arrested for Retail Theft and booked into the Indian River County Jail.

The two vibrators and condoms were all returned to the store.

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About Jennifer Balakrishnan
Jennifer Balakrishnan lives in Vero Beach, Florida. She moved to Indian River County when she was 6-years-old. Jennifer earned a bachelor’s degree at Florida State University. She writes our crime stories and is one of our food/restaurant critics.