Dave Dahl, the co-founder of Dave's Killer Bread is in jail this morning after allegedly ramming three Washington County Sheriff patrol cars, injuring one deputy, and running from police.
Dave's Killer Bread, made in Milwaukie, has boomed from a small farmers market business to a household staple in Oregon—and the loaves were marketed on Dahl's redemption story from a man who spent 15 years in prison to a successful baker.
His motto: "Just say no to bread on drugs."
UPDATE: Killer Bread employees also called the cops on Dahl yesterday—and Dahl isn't allowed on company property, Milwaukie police say.
Police say employees called 911(audio), saying Dahl had reportedly entered the business, verbally intimidated employees and punched a display board before leaving the property. He left before police arrived, and cops found no evidence of a crime being committed.
"He's having a breakdown," an employee tells a dispatcher. "He went into the store and smashed a life-size cut out of himself, because he's the symbol of the brand."
When asked if Dahl is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, the employee says, "I don't know."
Original post: According to the Washington County Sheriff's Office, deputies last night responded to a disturbance call from a woman saying that Dahl, 50, was acting erratically at her Cedar Hills home.
Here's from the release:
Dahl has assaulted police officers before and served several stints in prison for burglary and other crimes stemming from an addiction to methamphetamine and crack cocaine.
As KATU reported in 2010, he told a reporter: "When I assaulted the police, I did it because I didn't want to live. I wanted to die right there in the street."
Dahl is booked in Washington County Jail on charges of second degree assault, assaulting a police officer, attempting to elude a police officer, resisting arrest, criminal mischief and reckless driving.