Man Steals 'Pillow Pets' From Warehouse

$84,000 in stuffed animal toys found in suspect's home and storage lockers

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    Police in Oceanside arrested a man believed to have stolen $84,000 in "Pillow Pet" toys over the past year.

    The suspect reportedly stole away with the stuffed animal toys that collapse into pillows from a warehouse in the 4000 block of Calle Platino in Oceanside, according to police.

    Police believe suspect Danny Wright of Carlsbad entered the warehouse from the back door and took a few boxes of the toys at a time, starting in January 2012.

    Authorities served a search in Wright's home and two storage lockers nearby. They found several boxes of Pillow Pets in all three locations.

    The estimated value of the items seized was about $84,000, police said.

    Wright was booked into the Vista Detention Facility and faces charges of burglary, possession of stolen property and theft.

    Pillow Pets were designed in San Diego and are commonly sold at mall kiosks. Some are branded with popular sports teams. They sell for about $30 each, according to their website.

    Recently, the Pillow Pet company reported losing business to Amazon.com.

     

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