Tomato theft leads to two arrests

A Sandusky woman was arrested Monday evening after she allegedly stole a woman’s tomato, then threatened her while holding a knife. Her friend was then arrested after he tried to run from officers.
Sandusky Register Staff
Dec 11, 2013


Rose Burlingame, 52, 1000 block Hancock St., was charged with aggravated menacing and disorderly conduct intoxicated. Jerry Cronk, 54, same address, was charged with disorderly conduct intoxicated and resisting arrest.

A woman confronted Burlingame at about 5:30 p.m., when she found Burlingame eating her freshly-purchased tomato inside their kitchen. Burlingame began cursing, then threatened the woman with a knife she was using to slice the tomato, according to a Sandusky police report

“I’m going to kill you” Burlingame allegedly said before charging at the woman.

Officers went upstairs to arrest Burlingame in her room, but Cronk came to the door and said “you’re not taking her anywhere” the report said.

Cronk stepped aside, but as officers left the residence with Burlingame in cuffs, they heard him yelling at the homeowner, the report said.

Officers told Cronk he was being arrested, but he said “no I’m not” and ran upstairs. Officers then forcefully took him into custody, the report said. Both were held at the Erie County jail overnight.




that's the last time I let crackheads spend the night!

Erie County Resident

Just be thankful she didn't chase you around with a Veg-A-Matic and a jar of mayo.

Licorice Schtick

It slices! It dices...


Probably a hothouse "Big Boy" .. and they're not that great this year.


coulda had a V8


Isn't this the same two who showed up for court drunk a few weeks ago?

mimi's word

When are we going to take serious steps to thin out the gene pool? People are ridiculous.