A rash of sex-shop robberies across the country have left law enforcement officials hot and bothered -- and not in a good way.
Iowa City police released a photo this week of a man stealing a $250 "Mega Masturbator" toy from the Romantix Pleasure Palace, in a bid to catch the pervy perp after he allegedly held an employee at knife point, The Smoking Gun reported.
Cops told the publication that the thug, who's about 5 feet, 8 inches tall and pictured wearing a blue and black jacket and glasses, held a hunting knife to the worker at about 3 a.m. on Jan. 12. He then he grabbed the 20-pound sex doll and made off -- and possibly made out -- with it.
The "F--k Me Silly" model of the doll is described by its manufacturer as sounding and feeling "just like a real ass!" CrimeStoppers is offering an award of up to $1,000 for tips leading to the thief's arrest.
Sadly, this Iowa man isn't the only hardened criminal who turned to sex-shop theft over the past year. Here's a handy roundup:
WARNING: Some of the links in this story may be considered NSFW, unless you work in a sex shop.
- On Jan. 27, a Sykesville, Maryland man was arrested for allegedly breaking into the Red Light District sex shop late last year and stealing a $99 toy, according to The Dispatch. William Pfister admitted to the crime after cops say they found DNA evidence at the scene scene. It was his blood.