Burglary Suspect: Blame it on the Marshmallow Vodka
The Chicago Tribune is reporting an interesting new twist to a very old excuse. It wasn’t me, it was the booze! 19 year old Howard Brundage was found passed out on a strange woman’s couch it wasn’t just a freaky one night stand, but similarly he had no recollection of the night before.
Charged with felony residential burglary, criminal trespass to a residence and criminal damage to property, Brundage claims he has no memory of the evening, but he remembers drinking a whole bunch of marshmallow flavored vodka. Police were able to piece together the rest of the evening.
It seems that after consuming the sweet beverage, Brundage broke into an apartment and stole a bicycle, After being spotted by residents of the building he took off on foot leading police on a crazy chase throughout the Riverside neighborhood of Chicago.
When he was sure he had shaken the police, he broke into a second woman’s house, walked over to the couch, kicked his shoes off and fell asleep.
“The victim in the second burglary woke up Christmas morning to a strange man sleeping on her couch,” Riverside Police Chief Tom Weitzel said in the release. “The homeowner’s quick call to 911 made this arrest possible.”
Sugary alcoholic drinks have been in the news quite a bit lately, as they are being accused of marketing to those too young to drink alcohol in the first place. Chicago beverage company Four Loko had to settle a suit with the Federal Trade Commission last year in order to put to rest a lawsuit claiming that they were being deceitful in their labeling. Four Loko is a fruity vodka drink that mixes liquor with energy drinks.
Have you ever heard of Marshmallow flavored vodka? Check out the ad below and let us know if you think they are marketing to kids?