Weird News of the Day

Of all the things to steal, this object is…unorthodox:

An armed man in Brazil has heisted an 18-carat gold-plated vibrator selling for $4,000 at a luxury sex shop.

Police say he walked into the Erotica Luxo store in Brasilia, tied up a clerk and took the item from its display case. He stole nothing else.

It’s high season for erotic shops in Brazil as the nation celebrates its own Valentine’s Day in less than two weeks.

If the theft was to provide a unique present to his significant other for Valentine’s Day, well, then…a $4,000 vibrator ought to do the trick. No doubt the gift will be quite a surprise to his significant other – that is, provided he isn’t captured and sent to prison for the theft (though that certainly would be a surprise, too).

About Colin M. Snider

I have a Ph.D. in history, specializing in Latin American History and Comparative Indigenous History. My dissertation focused on Brazil. Beyond Latin America generally, I'm particularly interested in class identities, military politics, human rights, labor, education, music, and nation. I can be found on Twitter at @ColinMSnider.
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