Man claimed stolen goods were sex toys

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SALEM, Mass., Oct. 21 (UPI) -- Police in Massachusetts said a man stopped on the street with a bag full of stolen goods initially told officers the bag was full of his ex-wife's sex toys.

Investigators said patrolling officers saw Michael Conway, 34, walking around Salem early Tuesday morning with an empty bag, and he was stopped a few hours later when the same officers saw that his bag had become full, the Salem (Mass.) News reported Wednesday.


Salem police Lt. Conrad Prosniewski said the officers asked Conway about the bag's contents, and he told them it was full of his ex-wife's sex toys.

However, the officers peered into the bag and discovered another man's wallet, a couple's checkbook, lottery

tickets, a Garmin GPS device, compact discs, an American Express receipt, a couple of Lynn parking tickets, two cell phone chargers, a pink iPod, a camera, a Nissan key, gold charms and a watch. Police said they determined many of the items were from three cars that had been broken into nearby and they are working to identify the owners of the remaining items.

Conway was charged with burglarizing the vehicles and two counts each of receiving stolen property and felony larceny. Police said more charges are expected as the investigation progresses.


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