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Chicken-Fried News: Beer-can bonanza




All those messages about recycling your empties apparently never hit home with Coors Light drinker Roy Gilmore — until this month.

Gilmore, 38, tossed back a cold one and then tossed aside the can after burglarizing the Pauls Valley Self Equipment store in January.

“We had no leads or names,” Garvin County Sheriff Larry Rhodes told

Police learned the suspect ransacked the shop before fleeing and left his DNA on the discarded can, according to Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation ran the evidence and linked the crime to Gilmore.

Investigators tracked the suspect to Colorado, where he has been jailed since February on charges related to a car chase in a vehicle Gilmore allegedly stole out of Nevada.

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