A man charged with third-degree burglary and third-degree theft has been identified by police in connection with the February 17th burglary of Dr. John’s Lingerie Boutique.
Jose Angel Perales, Jr., of 609 Adams Street, Muscatine, is accused of breaking into a Davenport lingerie store, would have been better off to keep his clothes on and his tattoos covered, as the Davenport police said they had no trouble identifying him. He was arrested on Friday and released from Scott County Jail after posting bond.
According to the arrest report filed by Davenport police, investigators watching the surveillance video saw a suspect enter the southeast door of the business about 4:10 a.m. The affidavit goes on to state that the door of the lingerie shop was left unlocked. The man walked around the store and did some shopping before making his way into the manager’s office.
Once the man walked out of the office, he was naked. The surveillance video clearly showed a tattoo on the man’s back that read “Perales” in old English lettering. The suspect spent about two hours in the store trying on various items, according to the affidavit.
Perales eventually left the store wearing a dress and a blond wig, both belonging to the business. He also was carrying a Dr. John’s merchandise bag containing various other items that belonged to the business, according to the police report.
Investigators seized merchandise from the store during a search of Perales’ residence, according to the affidavit. When police went about checking Iowa’s mug shot system, they easily identified the man in the video as Jose Perales.
Under Iowa law, third-degree burglary is a Class D felony that carries a prison sentence of up to five years. Third-degree theft is an aggravated misdemeanor carrying a prison term of up to two years.