Police: Iowa man stole diapers, tequila to barter

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say a Davenport man stole diapers, baby wipes and tequila because he was trying to barter the items for crack cocaine.

The Quad-City Times reports (http://bit.ly/15uatWK ) 32-year-old Thomas Elmer Reuther is accused of stealing $780 in merchandise from stores in Davenport and Bettendorf between July 19 and July 24.

The stolen items included multiple bottles of tequila, four cartons of cigarettes, diapers and baby wipes. He’s also accused of stealing lottery tickets.

An affidavit says Reuther told police he had different reasons for stealing the items, including exchanging them for drugs.

Reuther is charged with four counts of third-degree theft and six counts of lottery ticket theft or forgery. Court records do not list an attorney.

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Information from: Quad-City Times, http://www.qctimes.com

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