Monthly Archives: July 2016

Florida woman accused of stealing thousands in theme park tchotchkes


A 32-year-old Florida woman had a court appearance last week after perusing the Kwik-E-Mart in Universal Studio’s Simpsons land on her motorized scooter and allegedly swiping more than $3,500 in memorabilia from the amusement park in March, according to a police report.

Among the allegedly stolen stash? A green Bart Simpson T-shirt; $24 worth of Simpson family charms with $24 in charm bracelets to match; a $50 Homer Simpson hoodie; a Bart Simpson pin; a Simpson’s family pin set and a Simpson’s family lanyard, according to the report.

In total, the woman – Christal Merheb – nearly made away with about 200 souvenirs without paying for them. The tchotchkes were returned to Universal Studios employees after Merheb was arrested, according to the report.