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In Canada, a man dressed as hockey goalie steals beer during a break-in

Can you carry two cases of beer and a hockey stick at the same time?
Can you carry two cases of beer and a hockey stick at the same time?

O Canada, indeed.

Normally, a crime involving a man stealing beer from a store doesn’t show up on this blog. But, man, this was a weird case.

Surveillance cameras caught two men breaking into a store northwest of Winnipeg at 3:30 in the morning and taking several cases of beer.

One of the men was dressed as a hockey goalie. The Winnipeg Free Press reported that he had goalie pads, a blocker and trapper and was carrying a goalie stick. Oddly, the man didn’t use the stick to bust the window of the store.

Oh, and the man was clearly No. 17.

Police believe the man is or was a goalie, telling the Free Press that the man was holding the hockey stick “in his weak hand… like he’s walking in a goalie stance. He must be a goalie.”

If you’re not a hockey fan, I don’t know that you make that observation even if you’re Sherlock Holmes.

So what did the guy steal, a Canadian beer like Labatt, Moosehead or Molson? Nope, it was Budweiser.

Pete Grathoff: 816-234-4330, @pgrathoff

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