San Luis Obispo laundry thief arrested
April 6, 2013
San Luis Obispo police arrested a woman they say stole laundry from at least 11 other people at the Madonna Road Apartments. [KCOY]
After the shirts, socks, pants and underclothing were cleaned and dried, Autumn Ferguson, 40, allegedly absconded with her neighbor’s laundry.
One of her neighbors confronted Ferguson after she caught her attempting to steal some clothes, and Ferguson allegedly assaulted her. When police arrived at Ferguson’s apartment they found multiple baskets of stolen laundry.
“Autumn had a warrant for her arrest, they arrested her for the warrant and during a search of her apartment they found at least 17 baskets and bags filled with laundry,” said Lieutenant John Bledsoe to KCOY.
Police arrested Ferguson for multiple burglary charges, battery, receiving stolen property and theft of personal property. She is being held in the San Luis Obispo County Jail with bail set at $225,000.