A word to the wise: if you’re a drag queen intent on committing petty larceny, make sure your hairline is edged and laid. Because if you are arrested, your wig will be snatched for your mug shot.
According to Gawker.com, a gang of cross-dressing drag queens that terrorized Florida in search of drag paraphernalia has been caught.
“It’s a whole gang of drag queens,” said Amanda Marshall, manager of Jo-Ann Fabrics on East Colonial Drive in Orlando, where police arrested three suspects Sunday afternoon.
“They were real upset when the police made them take their wigs off.”
The marauding gang were charged with boosting “thousands of dollars of filmy fabrics, sequins, feather boas and other accessories” from stores across Florida, according to police.
One man, wearing a tank top and multi-colored tights, was spotted stuffing the following drag queen essentials into a handbag:
Five packs of black feathers, two packs of red feathers, two packs of red lace gloves, two packs of black red lace gloves, eyelashes, five bra pads, five butt pads, five gel inserts as well as three handbags, two boas, three pairs of costume glasses and 10 bandanas.
“They’d come in and order yards of fabric at up to $39.99 a yard, stuff it in their man purses and leave without paying,” Marshall said. “Oh, gosh, they could wipe out a whole section of boas in seconds…”
When confronted, some of the suspects voluntarily handed over merchandise to the staff while others bolted through the front door. One of them, Demitri Marsh, 19, swore at a clerk and threatened to cut her before fleeing, reports state.