Shoplifting cases are usually forgettable, but a Cobb arrest warrant issued Thursday is pregnant with intrigue.
According to Cobb police, a woman identified as Alexandrea Brooks infiltrated the Walgreens at 3033 Johnson Ferry Road in Marietta and made off with 26 boxes of condoms and an ovulation test.
And, perhaps in an homage to the film “Raising Arizona,” a box of Huggies baby wipes.
Total value of paradoxical purloined prophylactics: $562.68.
Walgreens workers saw Brooks enter the store Sept. 11, fill a shopping basket with condoms and march out the front door. She got into a vehicle, and the driver took off, but not before workers wrote down a tag number. Police eventually tracked down the driver, who gave police Brooks’ name.
Here’s a complete tally of what was taken:
* 5 boxes of Trojan Magnum gold collection condoms
* 1 box of Trojan Ultra Ribbed Condoms
* 5 boxes of Trojan Magnum Ecstasy Condoms
* 6 boxes of Trojan Magnum fire/ice Condoms
* 6 boxes of Trojan Magnum Thin Condoms
* 2 boxes of Trojan Magnum Lube
* 1 box of Trojan Ultra Thin/ Sens Condoms
* Walgreens Organic Cotton Balls
* Huggies Natural Care wipes
* 1 First Response Digital Ovulation Test Kit
Brooks is an old hand at shoplifting, according to multiple Cobb warrants. In September, in what may be a desperate attempt to turn back the hands of time, she visited a Mableton CVS and took nine Oil of Olay products.
In 2009, she was charged with battery for head butting a man several times, causing his face and nose to swell.
She sounds like a tough, non-paying, customer.