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Unicorn's Less Than Magical Morning: Theft, Crash, Hospital

2 men charged in convenience store robbery with crowbar
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 19, 2019 4:23 PM CDT
From left, Jacob William Rogge (pictured in 2017) and Joseph Philip Svezzese.   (Baltimore County Police Department)
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(Newser) – Too bad his costume didn't come equipped with wings. Police in Maryland have arrested a man accused of robbing a Baldwin convenience store while disguised as a pink and white unicorn. Per the Baltimore Sun, 28-year-old Jacob Rogge was wearing the full-body costume when he allegedly used a crowbar to smash a cash register around 5am Saturday. Police say he took cash and cigarettes before dropping the costume in bushes and jumping in a car. This is where the wings would've come in handy.

As police passed the silver Hyundai Elantra, the car crossed into the opposite lane, hitting mailboxes, a roadside pole, and a boulder, investigators say, per WBAL. It then flew back across the road and hit a tree, police say. Rogge and the suspected driver, 27-year-old Joseph Svezzese, were taken to hospitals with serious injuries. Both men face charges of armed robbery, robbery, and theft. The lone suspect remaining in hospital, Rogge is also charged with first- and second-degree assault and destruction of property. (It took cops 4 hours to chase down this "unicorn.")

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