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Man Busted In Dress, Holding Burglar's Tool

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Burglar Dress

DECEMBER 20--A man wearing a dress and carrying a dildo allegedly tried to burglarize the Florida residence of a 69-year-old woman, according to police who also charged the suspect with stalking.

Investigators say Marshall Jones, 40, first showed up outside the victim’s St. Petersburg residence last Friday around 1:30 AM. He was spotted on video trying to open the door.

At the time, according to an arrest affidavit, Jones was wearing a dress and had “what appeared to be an erect penis in his hand at waist level.” After trying to enter the home, Jones “is then seen pressing the erect penis against the door before walking away.

Jones allegedly came back to the property yesterday afternoon, but subsequently fled on foot.

When police later busted Jones (seen at right), he reportedly copped to the attempted burglary on December 15 and returning Tuesday to the home in the city’s historic Roser Park neighborhood.

During questioning, cops report, Jones said “he was holding a dildo, which had slipped out” when he was recorded by a surveillance camera last week. It is unclear from where the sex toy “slipped out.”

Jones claimed that he was outside the home yesterday “to check on the female occupant” since he claimed to have seen someone shot at the residence two weeks earlier. There is no record of the purported shooting.

Jones, who also uses the surname “Blair,” was arrested for attempted burglary, a felony, and stalking and resisting an officer without violence, both misdemeanors. He is locked up in lieu of $10,150 bond.

Court records show that Jones, who lives in St. Petersburg, has a lengthy rap sheet that includes four separate convictions for cocaine possession, as well as trespassing, obstruction, and marijuana possession convictions.

Jones was arrested earlier this year after a homeowner told police that Jones and another man were “casing” his residence. Jones was subsequently arrested for possession of burglary tools, as well as possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia. He pleaded guilty in June to the felony coke charge and was sentenced to 90 days in jail. (2 pages)