'Moss Man' calls arrest Halloween mix-up

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) - October 28, 2010

A local television station reports Gregory Liascos appeared in court Tuesday facing burglary and criminal mischief charges from his Oct. 14 arrest outside the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals.

Police say the 36-year-old Portland man cut a hole in the wall. Officers found a bike and a backpack, but they didn't find the suspect until a police dog bit what appeared to be the ground. It was Liascos in the camo outfit.

He says it was a Halloween costume his kids had given him. He says he was just waiting for the police to pass by when he was bitten.

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