PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Authorities suspect a Portland, Oregon, man accused of stealing two bicycles also took a dwarf goat.
Police say the 18-year-old, Oleg Stepanovich Plyushchev, tried to sell bikes on Craigslist that had been stolen from a backyard and garage.
Investigators say that following Plyushchev’s arrest Tuesday, detectives learned he was connected to the theft of a dwarf goat named Penelope that was taken from its owner’s yard.
The man had put Penelope on consignment sale in August at a farm supply store in Boring, Oregon. Penelope was recovered by Clackamas County sheriff’s deputies.
Plyushchev was booked Tuesday on theft and computer crime charges. He was released Wednesday without bail pending a court appearance.