August 16, 2003

Must Be Soon Time For The Man To Burn

and this just in via our boston bureau . . .

    Police pull over man riding motorized bar stool

    RENO, Nev. -- Police pulled over a man on a bar stool -- after a slow speed pursuit on one of Reno's busier streets.

    It started Monday when an officer saw a man riding the motorized bar stool at 35 mph. He was being followed closely by a woman in a Mustang.

    Both driver and rider were pulled over.

    The woman told police she had been on the phone with a dispatcher reporting the bar stool stolen.

    The owner of the bar stool confirmed that the stool, powered by a small engine, had been taken three weeks earlier.

    Jarrett Orcutt, 22, said he had bought it a little over a week ago, thinking it was a toy and added that he had driven it between Reno and nearby Sparks several times. Police estimate its value at more than $1,000.

    Orcutt faces Reno charges of possession of stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia and numerous traffic violations.

    Sparks police are handling the stolen vehicle report.

Posted by bojon at August 16, 2003 01:23 AM