MON., DEC 3, 2007 - 11:00 PM
Man accused of stealing sex dolls
Calling it a "drunken, stupid thing," a DeForest man admitted breaking into a town of Burke sex shop last month and stealing several blow-up sex dolls, among them a $270 model that talks.
Jose A. Sandoval, 26, led detectives to spots where he had stashed the dolls and other items he allegedly took from Naughty Novelties, 6011 Highway 51, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday in Dane County Circuit Court.
Sandoval was charged with burglary for allegedly taking such things as sex dolls, thong underwear and lotion in the Nov. 10 break-in, according to the complaint. Naughty Novelties co-owner Roger Hellenbrand told police, however, that none of the money in the store had been touched.
According to the complaint:
Using surveillance video from the shop, Dane County Sheriff's Office detectives were able to see a large man get out of a distinctive-looking General Motors car, smash through a front door, grab items from the shop and drive off.
About 10 days later, a sheriff's detective noticed a car with similar distinctive features, which included a missing hubcap and a taped-up front passenger window, parked behind the Truckers Inn, 6162 Highway 51, not far from Naughty Novelties.
When detectives stopped the car a short time later, the driver, identified as Sandoval, at first denied committing the burglary. Then he began to cry. Asked where the stolen items were, he said, "hidden away."
Sandoval took detectives to the cab and sleeping compartment of an abandoned semi-trailer truck behind the Truckers Inn and a marshy area next to the motel's parking lot.
Among the items that were found was a Linn Thomas talking love doll, priced at $269.99, which is shaped to resemble the porn star of the same name. According to one review by an Internet retailer, the 5-foot-3-inch doll vibrates and blurts out recorded encouragements to its user.
Wonder if the the sex doll model that could talk will be called to testify???