Arrest warrant issued for 'Moss Man'

Oct. 12, 2011 at 1:13 PM

HILLSBORO, Ore., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- An Oregon judge issued a bench warrant for a burglary suspect known as the "Moss Man" when he failed to show up for his trial.

The Washington County judge issued a bench warrant Tuesday for Gregory Liascos, 37, who is suspected of breaking into the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks & Minerals in Hillsboro in October 2010, KGW-TV, Portland, Ore., reported Wednesday.

Liascos, who was wearing a camouflage "ghillie" suit when he was found near the museum by a police dog, said at the time he was wearing the getup, which resembles moss and heavy foliage, as part of a Halloween costume he donned for his kids. He said police misinterpreted his costume when they found him near the museum shortly after the break-in.

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