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Deputies: Beer theft suspect with mouse in pocket hid on Nike campus

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A man attempting to steal beer is accused of tossing a 12-pack in a worker's face and then hiding under the shadow of the swoosh with a mouse in his pocket.

A K-9 team tracked a robbery suspect to the Nike campus near Beaverton Thursday morning.

It all started around 5:45 a.m. at Plaid Pantry, 14140 SW Butner Rd., in the Cedar Hills area of Washington County.

Deputies said John Jacobson, 20, of Portland, took a box of beer that was stacked outside the store as part of a delivery.

The distributor saw Jacobson grab the beer and run behind the store. The worker confronted the suspect, who threw the beer in his face and took off.

The worker was not hurt.

It's the second beer theft investigators believe Jacobson was involved in Thursday morning.

He ran south onto the Nike campus. Additional deputies, along with a K-9 team, found him hiding in some bushes on Nike's property.

He was taken into custody and deputies said they found a live mouse in his pocket. Jacobson's father was then contacted to claim possession of the mouse before his son was taken to jail.

Jacobson was then booked into the Washington County Jail on charges of robbery and theft, with bail set at $20,000.

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