Bizarre in the Boro: Couple steals $70 in shrimp

Jun 02, 2018 at 10:00 am by Michelle Willard

A man and woman are suspected of stealing more than $70 of shrimp and hair care products from a grocery store on Old Fort Parkway, according to an incident report from Murfreesboro Police Department.

The report from May 27 says MPD officers were called to the grocery store after the couple "exchanged stickers on different shrimps" in order to get more shrimps for less moneys.

The store's loss prevention officer told MPD he believes the subjects "took other items along with the aforementioned packets of shrimps," the report said. The incident report listed the other possibly shoplifted products as "It's a 10" hair care products.

The subjects were already gone by the time MPD arrived. No BOLO for shrimps was issued.

If you know the identities of the suspected shrimp stealer, please call MPD.

Woman busted for using counterfeit cash to buy food

A 39-year-old Murfreesboro woman was arrested for trying to buy fried chicken with a fake $20 bill, according to a Murfreesboro Police Department arrest report.

Around 1:45 Sunday morning, May 27, the woman tried to purchase chicken from a convenience store on the corner of Broad and Main streets.

She "was unsuccessful because the money she held in her hand was counterfeit," the report said.

When confronted by store staff, the women left without her chicken only to return a short time later with an angry man.

The man demanded the clerk give the woman her money back. In response, the clerk called the police.

When an MPD officer arrived, the woman said she didn't know that the money was fake because she had gotten it from breaking a $100 bill at a liquor store.

Presumably, it was the same liquor store where she got the alcohol she had drank before craving gas station fried chicken.

The cop didn't buy her story and arrested her for criminal simulation and public intoxication.

Michelle Willard is a freelance journalist who fills her days with social media marketing, politics, true crime, and taking complaints. You can complain to her on Twitter @MichWillard or by email michelle(at)

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