Unless 62-year-old Dai Thai is stockpiling for the impending zombie apocalypse, SFPD might be right to arrest him after two days of surveillance… Unless SFPD happens to be representing zombies, but that’s a whole other conspiracy theory on a whole other block. Zombies or not, what police found in a two bedroom apartment on Commercial St. in Chinatown was quite the bounty.

As ABC7 reports, Thai allegedly acted as ringleader for a shoplifting ring whose main thefts included toiletries and batteries.

The spoils, valued at between $300,000 and $400,000, is composed of $100,000 worth of disposable razors, $40,000 worth of batteries and more shampoo and conditioner than there is hair in SF.

Thieves hit up CVS, Target, Safeway, and Walgreens, going as far as Walnut Creek and Alamo to net their goods. (In the true spirit of Bay Area social consciousness, they apparently never set foot in a Walmart throughout their thefts.)

Now police are faced with the tedious task of inventorying thousands of products and searching for those connected with the shoplifting ring.

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Always in motion. April Siese writes about music, takes photos at shows, and even helps put them on behind the scenes as a stagehand. She's written everything from hard news to beauty features, as well as fiction and poetry. She most definitely likes pie.

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