- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Police in Portland say they chased down a stolen doughnut delivery van and arrested the sticky-fingered driver.

As one officer in downtown Portland learned the van had been taken after its driver left it parked and unlocked with the keys inside while he delivered pastries early Tuesday, another officer spotted the vehicle in southeast Portland.

After a short pursuit, police say the driver pulled over and the officer ordered him to put both hands out the window. As he did so, police say, “The officer observed a pastry fall from the suspect’s hands.”

Sgt. Pete Simpson says 34-year-old Peter Leon Johansen was booked into jail for investigation of unlawful use of a motor vehicle, first-degree theft and attempting to elude.

The real driver was taken to reclaim the Donut Land van. Police say doughnuts were scattered all over the inside of the vehicle but that was the only damage.


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