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UPDATE | Island man's alleged break-in of sex store started with mannequin kidnapping
A Bainbridge Island man is in jail after allegedly stealing from an adult store, not once, but twice, and making off with half of a sexily-clad mannequin and an armload of adult-themed products.
Arthur Jay Brown, 24, was arrested by Kitsap County Sheriff’s Office deputies early Wednesday morning.
He has been booked into the Kitsap County Jail for second-degree burglary on $15,000 bail.
Brown allegedly visited the Lover’s Package on Ridgetop Boulevard in Silverdale twice on May 28. Security cameras filmed a man matching his description enter the store that day, grab a mannequin next to the front door, and rush out of the business.
The legs fell off the mannequin during the getaway and the thief only made off with the top half, still wearing lingerie and a wig.
At 10:19 p.m., after the store had closed, the man suspected of the mannequin theft returned to the store and was once again caught on security cameras.
The man broke out the glass on the front door with his arm and elbow, then entered the store. Footage of the break-in shows that the man appears to be wearing the wig from the mannequin that was stolen earlier that night.
The man on the camera footage grabbed various items from the store, then took a clothing rack to break out more glass at the front door before making his exit.
Sheriffs deputies responded to a call for the break in at 11:30 p.m. May 28. Deputies arrived to find that the glass door to the shop had been broken out. The door was still locked, though shards of glass were scattered across the ground.
There was also a metal trash can on the ground near the door. A clothing rack was wedged in the door and a wig was found approximately 30 feet from the entrance.
No one was found inside the store, but fresh bicycle tracks were discovered nearby.
A K9 unit was called in, and a police dog led deputies to a nearby coffee stand where they found various adult-themed toys had been dropped.
Meanwhile, another deputy had stopped a man, later identified as Brown, on a bicycle at Bucklin Hill Road and Tracyton Boulevard. Police noticed Brown was cut and bleeding from his right arm and hand.
The K9 unit eventually caught up and led deputies to Brown while he was stopped and speaking with officers.
Brown denied being involved with the burglary or being in the store. Deputies took photographs of Brown to compare with security camera footage from the adult store.
Brown is being held on a felony burglary charge, and bail has been set at $15,000.
His next court date has been scheduled for June 13.