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What was in the backpack of a man accused of stealing from an Olympia bar? Red Bull

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An 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of second-degree burglary and resisting arrest last week after he broke into Hannah’s, a downtown Olympia bar.

What is he accused of stealing? Red Bull.

About 6 a.m. Thursday, Olympia police were called to the downtown bar at Fifth Avenue and Columbia Street after a report of a burglary in process, according to Thurston County Superior Court documents.

Police arrived and found a shattered bar window. They looked inside and saw the man behind the bar. Police then took positions around the building and called the man on a public address system, asking him to exit the business.

The man appeared with his hands raised. He was instructed to get down on the ground, but police said he looked around and ran south on Columbia Street.

Police eventually caught up to the man after he lost his balance and fell, court documents say. Police recovered a backpack and a hammer, which they believe was used on an ATM inside the business. A second backpack found at Hannah’s contained 22 cans of Red Bull, an energy drink.

The 18-year-old was treated for a cut to his hand at Providence St. Peter Hospital, then booked into the Thurston County Jail.

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