Fort Pierce police encountered the apparent cigarette-stealing invisible man around 8 a.m. June 19 at a Walgreens in the 2400 block of Orange Avenue, according to a recently released police report.
A Walgreens cashier told investigators a man approached her and said he’d swiped a carton of cigarettes in the past. The man asked her not to call police. He apologized and left his phone number and debit card before walking in the aisles.
She called 911.
The man told police he couldn’t sleep the night before and decided to go to Walgreens when it opened. He said that four to five months earlier he was there while using “street drugs.”
He said the drugs gave him the ability to become invisible,” the report states. “(The man) used his powers of invisibility to pass through the counter and take a carton of Kool brand menthol cigarettes undetected.”
The man said he wanted to pay for the smokes, which were valued at about $60, but had just $8 on his debit card.