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PORTLAND A man trying to steal beer threw a case at a distributor who was confronting him early Thursday morning, deputies said.

John Jacobson, 20, of Portland, took a case of beer that was getting dropped off at the Plaid Pantry at 14140 SW Butner Rd. in Cedar Hills. The distributor saw him snag the beer and chased after him, said Sgt. Bob Ray with the Washington County Sheriff s Office.

Jacobson then threw the case of beer, hitting the distributor in the face, before running into the nearby Nike campus, Ray said.

Deputies with a K-9 unit swarmed to the area and found Jacobson hiding in some bushes on Nike s property.

Jacobson was charged with robbery and theft and taken to the Washington County Jail.

Deputies suspect Jacobson in another beer theft earlier in the day. No one was hurt during the confrontation.

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