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article imagePolice dog catches 'moss man' at museum

By Lynn Curwin     Oct 16, 2010 in Crime
Hillsboro - Sheriff’s Deputies in Oregon arrested a man for burglary after a police dog found him hiding on the ground, dressed from head to toe in camouflage.
After the caretaker of the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals reported a suspicious hole being cut from an exterior bathroom into the building, police set up extra security.
It appeared that someone had removed the toilet paper dispenser and started to cut through the wall into the museum several times reported the Washington County Sheriff’s Department in a press release.
The caretaker noticed some unusual dust on the floor of the bathroom on Monday. He cleaned it up, but noticed it again on Tuesday. There was more again on Wednesday. When he looked closer he found there a hole in the wall behind the dispenser.
Detectives installed security that would notify patrol deputies if there was any activity in the bathroom, and it did so the next day.
When deputies arrived they found a bicycle and a backpack but couldn’t find a person.
A K9 team arrived and the dog went to an area about half a mile away from the building.
The handler couldn’t see anyone but when the dog bit what appeared to be the ground there was a cry of pain. The officer then realized there was a man hiding at his feet wearing a ghillie suit; the suit used by military snipers in hiding.
Gregory Liascos, 36, of Portland, was arrested and charged with burglary and criminal mischief.
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