Cops: Ax-Wielding Robber Took Only Doughnuts

They found him, and the doughnuts, a block away
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 9, 2020 12:27 AM CDT
Cops: Doughnut Thief Left His Axe Behind
Christopher L. James, 40, was charged with first-degree robbery.   (Portland Police Bureau)

An ax-wielding man who robbed a doughnut shop in Oregon wasn't interested in money, police say. The suspect allegedly jumped over the counter of the 24-hour shop in downtown Portland, filled a box with doughnuts and then fled on foot, leaving his hatchet behind and the cash register untouched, reports the Oregonian. Police say that after they were called to a "disturbance" in a Voodoo Doughnut outlet around 3:25am Saturday, they found the suspect "about a block away eating a doughnut and holding a pink box from the doughnut shop," USA Today reports. Christopher James, 40, was arrested on suspicion of first-degree robbery. (More weird crimes stories.)

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