Coins from Stroller

According to a Bakersfield Police Department news release, Darrin Fritz was carrying $6,000 worth of coins in a baby stroller in east Bakersfield on Friday. She was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

When officers stopped a woman they observed struggling to push a baby stroller Friday in east Bakersfield, they made a surprising discovery.

Upon inspection, no baby was in the stroller. Instead, $6,000 worth of quarters were.

Bakersfield Police Department detectives were conducting a follow-up in east Bakersfield when they stopped to check on a woman, 29-year-old Darrin Fritz, who was walking on the 5100 block of Ojai Court, according to a BPD news release.

When the coins were discovered, she tried to flee, police reported. After Fritz was apprehended, an investigation led officers to a residence at the 3900 block of Dalehurst Drive that she had just burglarized, police said in the news release.

Fritz was arrested on suspicion of burglary, possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools, possession of methamphetamine, resisting arrest and two outstanding misdemeanor warrants.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call the Bakersfield Police Department at 327-7111.

(5) comments


She’s a lousy burglar. I don’t know why some company doesn’t come up with a pushcart that is designed for homeless people that folds out into a shelter at night like a mini Tent. After they make those daily rounds, they park it somewhere and it’s a neat little tent/shelter. Leave the baby buggies and shopping carts to the rest of us.


With just what she had, why would someone have over 24,000 quarters ? Seems a bit amiss


Owned a laundromat.


Another one of our poor destitute law-abiding homeless, no doubt.


Good police work, from start to finish.

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