An Illinois woman who makes her living selling sex toys says someone broke into her home and, rather than grabbing her televisions, laptops or other valuables, apparently went straight for her sexy stash.
According to police, Tiara Likes, of Galesburg, Ill., returned home from a recent business trip to discover that someone snatched a pink bag filled with her sex toy inventory, WGIL reports.
The toys, worth more than $1,000, and some antibiotics were the only items that Likes reported missing, the Daily News reports.
There was no sign of forced entry to her home, according to the Galesburg Register-Mail. A police investigation into the apparent burglary is ongoing.
"There are a lot of odd ducks out there," Capt. Rod Riggs of the Galesburg Police Department said of the theft.
In case Likes is looking for some DIY replacements while the investigation continues, HuffPost UK had some ideas:
Fifty Shades Of... Props
Although sales of soft rope have reportedly shot up in the US, we've selected other household items that might sell-out, as couples spice up their love life - Fifty Shades style...
Anastasia spends a lot of time 'tied up' in Christian. However, although 'Fifty Shades' mainly uses handcuffs and his grey tie to do the deed - could cable ties be the next bondage prop du jour? <strong> Which part of the book?</strong> "He takes out his silver-grey woven tie that leaves small impressions of its weave on my skin... I'm tied to my bed, and I'm so aroused."
Christian tested Ana's 'hard limit' by spanking her with a flogger. However, they made up again and spanking was back on the menu - just on her terms... Perhaps a DIY wooden dowel would satisfy a bondage beginner's curiousity? <strong>Which part of the book?</strong> "He gently trails his palm across my behind again before continuing my spanking. I surrender myself to the rhythm of blows, absorbing each one, savoring each one..."
During the trilogy, Ana experiments with nipple clamps. Would Fifty fans dare to try clothes pegs as a DIY alternative? <strong>Which part of the book?</strong> "These clamps are vicious.' He prods the nipple clamps. 'We'll use these ...They're adjustable."
Ice Cream Scooper
The couple's sadomasochistic antics weren't restricted to sex toys - they also experimented with food. Ice cream anyone? <strong>Which part of the book?</strong> "Christian trails a spoonful of ice cream down the center of my body, across my stomach, and into my navel..."
The kinky couple regularly use blindfolds during their steamy sessions Will Fifty fans ramp it up and use masking tape to cover their lover's eyes? <strong>Which part of the book?</strong> "I Close My Eyes, Feeling the Build Up...Pushing Me Higher, Higher To The Castle In The Air"