Oregon man uses fake bomb to steal ice cream, beer

Beer and ice cream robber, Oregon. Jan. 22, 2016
Theodore Compton (Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Detectives have charged a man after they say he used a fake pipe bomb to rob a Portland, Oregon convenience store of beer and ice cream.

Theodore Compton is charged with one count each of second-degree robbery and unlawful possession of a hoax destructive device.

Portland Police were initially dispatched around 11:30 p.m. Wednesday to the Plaid Pantry on Southeast 122nd on reports of a robbery.

Police say Compton entered the store with a device that looked like a pipe bomb. He fled the store with ice cream snacks and a six pack.

There were no injuries and police determined the so-called pipe bomb Compton had was fake.

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