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Deputies: Trilby man stole vintage Barbies, gave them to toddler

TRILBY — A 24-year-old burglar stole $1,800 worth of vintage Barbie dolls still in their boxes and gave them to his 2-year-old daughter for Christmas, who promptly mangled them, authorities said.

Scott Alexander Eastman was arrested Monday and charged with grand theft and burglary of a structure. According to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, Eastman hopped the fence of an 84-year-old Trilby woman in December and broke into her backyard shed, where she kept vintage dolls. Eastman told deputies he took two boxes: One had a Barbie in a ball gown and the other was a wedding day set, with Barbie as the bride, Ken as the groom, and three bridesmaids.

The victim said the ball gown doll was worth $600 and the wedding set was worth $1,200.

When asked if he still had the dolls, Eastman said no.

"He stated he used them as Christmas gifts for his two year old daughter and she has since destroyed them," a report states.

Eastman is also accused of hopping the fence again a few weeks ago and stealing the metal steps to the woman's shed. He scrapped the metal for about $100, the report states.

The woman didn't know her shed had been vandalized until a neighbor with a security surveillance system caught Eastman clambering over the fence, the Sheriff's Office said.

Eastman, of Trilby, was released from the Pasco jail Monday on $7,000 bail.

Deputies: Trilby man stole vintage Barbies, gave them to toddler 02/26/13 [Last modified: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 6:29pm]
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