By Mark Esposito, Weekend Contributor
A Portland, Oregon, man had a clever accomplice along for the ride on his latest alleged beer heist. 20-year-old John Jacobson was cruising the local Plaid Pantry Store when an on-duty manager asked him what he as doing with a freshly unloaded case of brewskies under his arm. John threw the beer striking the manager in the face and fled the vicinity. He then headed into the nearby Nike campus where he was sure to blend in with the other heels stacked therein.
Police with K-9 units gave chase and cornered the thirsty bandits in some bushes but not before noticing his diminutive henchman. Harkening those cartoon characters Pinky and The Brain, Jacobson was sporting his pet mouse in his pocket. Police transported the pair to the Washington County Jail where his dad picked up the pet who apparently made bond.
No word on whether John’s dad made his son’s bond. Jacobson was charged with robbery of the beer.
~ Mark Esposito, Weekend Contributor