What a bloody mess.
Police say Alyson Strosser, 47, attempted to steal tampons, cosmetics, wine, laundry detergent and Crystal Light drink mix from a CVS store in Port St. Lucie, Fla on Dec. 14, according to a police report obtained by TC Palm. According to the report, the store manager caught Strosser red-handed and confronted her.
Strosser allegedly left the items at the scene and fled in a white Ford Explorer. Police tracked down that same car to Strosser's home, but Strosser's husband denied them entry, claiming his wife was not there.
The police left her alone for a period until they obtained an arrest warrant on Jan. 25. Strosser's husband again said his wife wasn't there, but, according to the arrest report, officers saw her run from the residence into the garage.
Officers say they entered the garage and spotted Strosser "trying to conceal herself from view" inside a large cardboard box.
According to the report, the tampon thief did end up going with the flow and was complying with officers. She was taken into custody on petty theft charges.
Strosser's Facebook profile states that she is, "Still wild and crazy after all these years. Just having fun when I can :)."
Why Strosser allegedly pilfered the feminine hygiene products is unclear, but it should be noted that the incident occurred just before the holidays. Maybe she was just planning on constructing a nativity scene, like this one starring a tampon baby Jesus. The webpage that originally featured the scene now only features this note:
We have received death threats regarding the nativity scene. So we have removed it out of fear. We have been taught the true meaning of Christmas.
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The birth of Jesus has inspired many artists and entrepreneurs to put their own spin on the tale. Christian author Mark Oestreicher has collected some of his favorites on his blog, <a href="http://whyismarko.com/2013/the-50-worst-and-weirdest-nativity-sets/" target="_hplink">WhyIsMarko.com</a>, including this one that depicts all participants as zombies in "Deathlehem."
Rubber Duckie Nativity
Oestreicher used to be bothered when he would see nativity scenes depicting Jesus, Mary and Joseph as rubber ducks, but now he looks at products like these as "whimsical attempts for people to engage in a mystery."
This depiction of the birth of Jesus "meats" all of Oestreicher's criteria for an offbeat nativity -- and has the added bonus of being able to feed peoples' stomachs and their souls at the same time.
Nativity Cupcake Toppers
At first, Oestreicher was taken aback by the use of obviously commercial products, such as these cupcake toppers, even though they "weren't morally wrong." But he has learned to enjoy them.
Oestreicher loves the craft that went behind this nativity scene, even though he finds the concept fishy.
This depiction of the Bethlehem manger in spam is surely made for Monty Python fans.
Snow Globe Nativity
Oestreicher is particularly amused by this snow globe nativity, mainly because of the way Mary and Joseph are looking at their child through a fishbowl.
Oestreicher believes this nativity, which depicts Jesus and family as s'mores, is perhaps the worst nativity set he's seen.
Shotgun Shell Nativity
If there is a person in your life whose favorite religious ditty is "Praise The Lord And Pass The Ammunition," this nativity made from shotgun shells is sure to hit the bullseye.
Oestreicher's annual blog post of weird nativity scenes has become so big that some people send him photos of their work in hopes of inclusion, such as this soap nativity.
Oestreicher initially worried about including this nativity scene that uses tampons, but decided to go ahead since it comes from a legitimate craft website that just happens to be dedicated to using tampons.
Oestreicher admits that he's not a fan of animal nativity scenes, because they lack creativity.
Because some Christians are anti-Halloween, Oestreicher wasn't sure about the intent of the people who made this nativity scene, but after discussions with the creators, decided it was not malicious, just fun.
This nativity scene, using only color blocks, is Oestreicher's current favorite, as it shows that the nativity is so iconic that it's possible to look at these abstract shapes and still tell what its depicting immediately.
Oestreicher jokes that the religious act of eating the body of Christ takes on new dimensions when <a href="http://jazzygourmet.com/product/nativity.html" target="_blank">he's made of chocolate.</a>
There's only one word for these <a href="http://www.etsy.com/shop/craftyrosy?ref=l2-shopheader-name" target="_blank">yummy-looking nativity characters</a> made from frosting: Relicious!
Gingerbread Yard Art Nativity
Celebrate two important holiday signifier, the nativity and gingerbread men, by combining them into <a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/like/380544518329?lpid=82" target="_blank">big lawn ornaments.</a>
This depiction of the Nativity featuring monkeys may cause a lot of discussion over the theory of evolution.
Nativity Puzzle Erasers
A <a href="http://www.word.com.au/Nativity-Puzzle-Erasers/Stationery/615122120026" target="_blank">nativity-themed puzzle eraser set </a>may seem bizarre but Oestreicher points out that Christians believe Jesus came to Earth to erase people's sins.
Nesting Dolls Nativity
Nativity nesting dolls are fairly common, but Oestreicher likes <a href="http://www.orientaltrading.com/nativity-nesting-dolls-a2-36_2900-11-1.fltr?xsaleSku=13618085" target="_blank">this particular set</a> because the tiny sheep fits inside Baby Jesus.