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What a Drag!
Cross Dress Gang
Cross Dress Gang
On Sunday, September, 18, 2011, three cross-dressing robbers stole nearly $800 in merchandize from a Jo-Ann Fabrics store in Orlando, Fla. The men, described by witnesses as "a whole gang of drag queens," entered the store at about 5 p.m., started taking merchandise off the shelves and stuffing it into their clothes. Employees promptly called police, when they saw one of the men in a tank top and multi-color tights take five packs of black feathers, two packs of red feathers, two packs of red lace gloves, two packs of black and red lace gloves, eyelashes, five bra pads, five butt pads, five gel inserts, three handbags, two boas, three pairs of costume glasses and 10 bandanas, and shove them into a handbag. When confronted by employees the men returned some of the items, but bolted before police arrived, one threatening an employee before leaving. The three suspects, later identified as Antonio Webb, 21, Lavell Patterson, 18, and Rashad Marsh, 19, were soon caught at a traffic stop. The gang, it seems, has been terrorizing the Orlando fabric and hobby store circuit for a year, but were never caught red handed. According to Amanda Marshall, manager of the Jo-Ann Fabrics, the three "could wipe out a whole section of boas in seconds." She added, "They were real upset when the police made them take their wigs off."
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