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Sex-Toy Stealing Marathon Man Arrested When Ex Turns in Box of Dildos

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If only every case was this easily solved with a box of stolen dildos. Monroe County Sheriff's officers investigating the burglary of a trailer in Marathon caught a break when a woman turned over a box of sex toys and told them her ex-boyfriend had stolen them from just such a trailer.

Mitchell Tice, a 40-year-old breakfast cook, was booked on Sunday on a felony burglary charge.

The burglary took place on January 10th in a trailer parked behind the Banana Bay Resort in Marathon. Monroe County sheriff's officers had spent weeks interviewing employees and guests about the crime without much luck.

Then on Feb. 12 two deputies responded to a new reported grand theft at an address in Marathon. The victim, Pshantel Scott, mentioned that her ex-boyfriend, Mitchell Tice, used to work at the Banana Bay Resort, the deputies say.

When Scott heard about the burglary, she hauled out a box of sex toys and said Tice told her he'd taken them from a trailer behind the resort.

"Scott told (a deputy) that her boyfriend, Mitchell Tice, had placed a bag of dildos (sex toys) under their bed," deputies write in a police report. "Tice told her he'd stolen them from his boss's trailer ... along with a wig and two laptop computers."

The trailer's owner quickly identified his missing stash of vibrators and said they'd been in the trailer before the burglary, deputies say

Scott, meanwhile told police she never saw the laptops but that she "did see a picture on Tice's phone with him wearing the wig." 

Tice, who now cooks at a restaurant on Grassy Key, was booked on Sunday. Tice already has a battery charge on file from January, when he allegedly punched Scott in the face.

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