If you’re name ends up in the paper, you don’t want it to be because of a crime you committed. And you really don’t want it to be because you robbed a novelty sex shop. (What will grandma think?!)

A Greeley man was arrested for doing just that, and you’ll never believe the alibi he tried to use with police.

According to the Greeley Tribune, the 33-year-old told authorities,


Apparently the guy set off the alarm at the 8th avenue Arcade just before 6am and stole $2,000 worth of DVDs and $200 cash. When police arrived they got the plate number of the truck he sped off in and even caught a glimpse of his face.

Three to four hours later the same guy called 911 to report that he was a male prostitute and that he had picked up a date and been raped. He said that on the date he engaged in sexual contact with two men who tied him up, stole his truck and left him.

Not the best cover story he could have come with, if you ask me.

[Greeley Tribune]

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