It’s a Weird World
Chicken and beer burglar’s undoing
LAKE WORTH — Chicken and beer make for a bad burglary.
A Florida family tells police they came home to chicken bones and empty beer bottles scattered about their kitchen floor and a would-be robber passed out on their couch.
The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office reports that deputies found 22-year-old Jacob Miller still asleep when they responded Monday to the Lake Worth home in South Florida.
After taking Miller into custody, deputies found numerous items of jewelry on the man that belonged to the family.
The Palm Beach Post reports that Miller told deputies he went into the home because he needed a place to stay but refused to answer any other questions.
Miller was charged with burglary and theft. Records also showed an open warrant in Texas for burglary.
Fugitive’s role in film leads to arrest
TACOMA — A fugitive has been arrested after federal agents saw his photo in a Washington state newspaper that ran a story about a low-budget horror movie.
The News Tribune reports that 44-year-old Jason Stange, a convicted bank robber, plays a leading role in the movie Marla Mae.
The Olympian newspaper ran a feature story on the film Friday with photos that showed Stange on the film set in Olympia.
Federal agents tracked down Stange and arrested him Friday at a restaurant near the set.
Stange pleaded guilty to an armed bank robbery in 2006 and was given a prison sentence of more than nine years.
A federal probation violation warrant was issued last year after Stange left a halfway house.
The film’s producer says Stange will remain in the film, scheduled for release next year.—