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Shoplifter Cleans Up On Tide, Cops Say

Bridgeview man charged with felony retail theft, reports say.

Michael Davies, 34, of Bridgeview, was charged with felony retail theft for allegedly shoplifting nine bottles of Tide from Jewel. PHOTO: Cook County Sheriff.
Michael Davies, 34, of Bridgeview, was charged with felony retail theft for allegedly shoplifting nine bottles of Tide from Jewel. PHOTO: Cook County Sheriff.

A Bridgeview man is being charged with felony retail theft after he was caught trying to walk out of supermarket with a cart full of Tide and Pepsi, reports said.

A loss prevention officer at Jewel-Osco, 8801 S. Ridgeland Ave., told police that he saw a man enter the store around 12:48 p.m. Jan. 9.

Police said that Michael Davies, 34, was observed selecting nine 150. oz bottles of Tide laundry detergent from a display and putting them into a grocery cart.

Davies then selected two cases of Pepsi and put them into the cart as well, reports said.

The loss prevention officer said he stopped Davies outside the store and escorted him back to the store office.

Oak Lawn Police brought Davies to the police station, where he allegedly admitted to selecting several bottles of liquid Tide and Pepsi into a cart and leaving the store without paying.

The retail value per each bottle of the detergent is about $17.99.

Police said that there was a similar case from the same Jewel on Jan. 5. Davies was charged with felony retail theft based on a prior conviction, reports said.

Davies is currently being held at Cook County Jail. Bail was set at $50,000.

His next court appearance is on Feb. 5 at Bridgeview.


dave bird January 20, 2014 at 09:23 AM
crook tried to come clean
OL January 20, 2014 at 09:36 AM
And why does he wash in Tide? Come on , all together now...... Cause it's to damn cold out Tide! Not sure what the Pepsi was for.
Larry January 20, 2014 at 12:00 PM
Wash his mouth out with soap
JB18 January 20, 2014 at 05:26 PM
It's drug currency. The 150oz bottles sell for 5 to 10 dollars on the street and are usually exchanged for the equivalent of that amount in crack, meth ect. Tide is nicknamed liquid gold and it's high price in the marketplace makes it easy to sell on the black market.
Dan January 29, 2014 at 08:42 AM
wonder if the n.s.a. knows about this.

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