Now that it's been revealed that all those fancy liquor bottles are really filled with liquid squeezed from pediatricians' leftover sterilization pads, it seems thieves are sticking with the bubbly these days. Cops say a nattily-dressed fellow stole 13 bottles of high-end champagne from a Chelsea club this week, with his booty totaling about $5,000.
A surveillance tape caught the man, looking fly in a white dress shirt and tie, strolling out of the VIP Room New York on West 13th Street around 7:45 a.m. on Tuesday; he was reportedly wielding a backpack and rolling suitcase cops claim was filled with over a dozen champagne bottles.
Police haven't been able to identify the suspect yet, but if he kept all those bottles for himself, he'll be pretty easy to find. There's nothing like a champagne hangover to leave you curled up on a street corner, foaming at the mouth and praying in vain for sweet, sweet death.
But actually, anyone with information should contact the Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS, or text CRIMES and then enter TIP577, or visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com.