Pirate steals booty of pills from Walgreens: Avast, ye hearties, and pass the Oxycontin!
We traditionally think of pirates jonesing for barrels of rum -- but not one plunderer in Colorado Springs.
This man, adorned in a black wig, a black beard and mustache, and an eye patch, apparently prefers prescription drugs. Which is why he sailed straight to Walgreens.
The incident reportedly took place on May 22. A pharmacist spotted the bewigged buccaneer standing in a restricted area filled with pills -- and shortly thereafter, he found himself on the business end of a gun.
Couldn't the guy have at least used a cutlass?
Denver Outlaws / Major League Lacrosse All Star Game
TicketsSat., Dec. 29, 6:00pm
The suspect then presented a bag -- not a treasure chest -- to the pharmacist and ordered him to stuff it with doctor-recommended goodies. Once it was filled, he split (another disappointment) on foot.
This particular Johnny Depp wannabe is described as being about five-feet, nine-inches tall and 150 pounds. If you see him, call the Colorado Springs Police Department at 719-444-7000.
Wonder if he'll be sentenced to walk the plank? Check out larger photos of Blackbeard of Colorado Springs below:
More from our Media archive: "Bat'leth not the only creative weapon for would-be criminals."
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Denver, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.