Over the weekend, Marty–the googly-eyed, slightly unnerving, omnipresent Stop & Shop robot–celebrated his first birthday. Now, a defendant in a high-profile murder case is trying to use Marty as an alibi.
Last spring, Jennifer Dulos went missing from her home in Connecticut. Fotis Dulos, her estranged husband, has been charged with her murder. And Jennifer Troconis, ex-girlfriend of Fotis Dulos, has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder.
It’s Troconis who dragged poor Marty into all of this. One of the alibis she’s provided for the morning of Dulos’ murder is a trip to a Connecticut Stop & Shop, where she took selfies with Marty. Is she betting on Marty’s cameras recording her in the act? If she is, it’s not a safe bet. Marty’s cameras are programmed to record spills and hazards in the aisles, not store customers.
So don’t expect Marty to be rolling and beeping his way to the witness stand anytime soon. But do expect him to be creeping up on you during your next run to Stop & Shop. With those googly eyes.