An employee at a Florida vape store, Johnny Vapors in St. Petersburg, reportedly admitted to stealing over $12,000 worth of merchandise from his employer, according to a police affidavit.
The man, who local law enforcement identified as 23-year-old Donovan Platt of Clearwater, Florida, reportedly confessed to stealing a combination of vaping supplies and ice tea (yes, the drink) from his employer, WFLA reported.
Platt was subsequently taken into custody and booked in the Pinellas County Jail where he was held on a $5,000 bond. He is now facing a charge of grand theft.
Johnny Vapors in St. Pete is located at 650 Central Avenue and is open seven days a week. They currently have a 4.7 out of 5 rating on Facebook and on Google, alleged visitors have left company reviews like: “Excellent selection of juices and equipment.”
Among the supplies that went missing from the shop, merchandise that may have been lifted by the man now in custody facing grand theft charges, were e-liquid, vape batteries, vaporizer pens, vape kits, coils, cases of ice tea, and other various supplies. How exactly the shop discovered the theft is unclear, WFLA reported.