PORTLAND A man who was arrested after trying to steal a case of beer was found with a mouse in his pocket in the Washington County Jail, according to deputies.

Deputies say 20-year-old John Jacobson of Portland took a case of beer as it was being unloaded at the Plaid Pantry at 14140 SW Butner Rd. in Cedar Hills.

However, the beer distributor saw Jacobson snag the beer and chased after him, according to Sergeant Bob Ray with the Washington County Sheriff s Office.

Jacobson then threw the case of beer, hitting the distributor in the face, before running into the nearby Nike campus, Ray said.

Deputies with a K-9 unit swarmed to the area and found Jacobson hiding in some bushes on Nike s property.

Jacobson was charged with robbery and theft and taken to the Washington County Jail. That's where deputies found the mouse in his pocket while he was getting booked.

What's more, authorities say after the suspect was arrested, his father had to go down to the jail and claim the mouse.

Deputies suspect Jacobson in another beer theft earlier in the day. No one was hurt during that confrontation.

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