Woman's Dog Peed All Over Lane Bryant: Cops

And reportedly ruined $2K worth of clothes
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 19, 2014 4:37 PM CST
Woman's Dog Peed All Over Lane Bryant: Cops
Police in Toms River, NJ, say Theresa Tumbleson's dog urinated on clothes at a local Lane Bryant.   (Toms River Police Department)

Fourteen dresses and 11 pairs of pants are now off the shelves (we're assuming) at a Lane Bryant in Toms River, NJ, after a woman entered the store on Monday and reportedly allowed her dog to freely answer nature's call wherever it saw fit. Police are now on the hunt for 35-year-old Theresa Tumbleson, who, for unknown reasons, allegedly let her pee-filled pooch do its business and ruin $2,000 worth of clothing, the Smoking Gun reports. Store employees confronted Tumbleson and asked her to leave, but she allegedly "became belligerent and refused," so the staff called 911. Tumbleson suddenly did seem to want to leave the scene when the cops showed up—authorities say she fled in her Chevy Malibu, running red lights as they followed in hot pursuit.

Because police realized the original incident was "initially minor," as the Star-Ledger puts it, and because the roads were slick, the police eventually gave up trying to tail her. They were able identify Tumbleson through a physical description and the car's license plate, but their attempts to arrest her at her home have failed. Now, in addition to whatever charges arise from the urination at Lane Bryant, Tumbleson can look forward to being charged with "eluding a police officer and obstruction of the administration of law," as well as at least a $30,000 bail fee, if and when she's found. (A Texas man got 18 months in jail for relieving himself on the Alamo.)

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