Fourth of July revealed a slew of seemingly unrelated robberies in Portland that became increasingly bizarre throughout the night. From a 24-hour donut shop's tip jar to merchandise at an adult video store, this is the stuff Portland stereotypes are built on.
It all started at the Plaid Pantry on Southeast 21st and Powell yesterday morning, when police responded to a report of an armed robbery at 11:11 am.
The robbery did not appear to be lucrative. Police arrested 19-year-old suspect Alex Mwenbatu after they say he stole some gum, and brandished what turned out to be a replica firearm as the store employee called 911.
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Fantasy For Adults Only declined to comment on the specific merchandise stolen.