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Cape adult store reports sign stolen

By Staff | Mar 4, 2009

A laser die-cut “mudflap girl” on a Cape Coral adult boutique’s store sign may have been so cool that a van of thieves just had to steal it.
Tender Moments, located at 1242 S.W. Pine Island Road, Suite 51, is sans one $500 custom sign after someone grabbed the sign and took off in a dark green van Tuesday at about 3:49 p.m., the store’s owner told police.
“That sign has sat out there every day for the past year,” said owner Angela, who requested not to be identified by last name.
Angela said she had been warding off would-be thieves from the time the sign had been modified to include the custom die-cut and lighting in December. But she figured they would take the girl on the top and leave the sign.
“Why would they want a sign that says ‘Tender Moments’?” she asked.
All the alleged thieves left were tire tracks and a weight that had been holding the sign in place at its base. They even managed to run over the weight.
“They nabbed it pretty much moving,” she said.
Angela signed a statement telling police she would press charges. The value of the sign makes its disappearance grand theft, a felony.
However, Angela has a peace offering, she told the Cape Coral Daily Breeze.
“We will drop the charges if somebody brings it back,” she said.
Angela does not want anyone charged, she just wants her sign returned.