A man accused of stealing from a construction site in Friendswood, Texas, is lucky he didn't get picked up by the fashion police.
When officers arrested Matthew Dwayne Coleman, 30, on March 4, for allegedly stealing rebar piers and hurricane fencing, he was wearing a distinctive outfit: A cookie monster onesie.........
But no cookies were reported stolen.
A witness reported seeing Coleman and Dean Allen Stevens, 23 putting items from the construction site into a trailer. Officers later pulled them over and charged them with theft, according to a release by the Friendswood Police Dept.
Coleman was booked wearing his onesie and given a $1,500 bond. He attempted to post 500 Oreos, 500 Chips Ahoy, and and 500 thin mints as collateral. The court insisted in real money.
Stevens was photographed wearing more conventional attire. Because he has two prior convictions for theft on Sesame Street, his bond was set at $30,000.
Richard Weiner says that, beginning in 2011, his north New Jersey home was listed above market value by Robert Lindsay, a former Coldwell Banker real estate agent, to discourage buyers and allow him to have sex with fellow agent Jeannemarie Phelan.
The home security recordings allegedly show the agents hugging and kissing each other in different rooms of the unsold home. Additional footage is X-rated, Weiner claims.
Weiner sued in December for compensatory damage for invasion of privacy, infliction of emotional distress, breach of contract and trespass of land.
Lindsay and Phelan have since been fired from their jobs at Coldwell.
Lindsay filed a countersuit in January alleging that Weiner tried to blackmail the two agents into paying him $900,000 to keep quiet about the trysts, or risk having their sexual relations released to the media. The suit seeks $1 million in damages.
Weiner said that the claims in the counter-suit are untrue, saying that he and his wife, "didn’t ask them for a cent. We asked them for a meeting."
Weiner's suit claims that he and his wife learned about the rendezvous in January, 2013, after they witnessed intruders with flashlights on a live feed and called the police.
"The police opened the door to the house and found Lindsay pulling up his pants," the suit says. "Lindsay lied to police by telling them that he was there to prepare the house for an open house. … Instead, Lindsay and Phelan were at the house to have sex."