An armed man suspected of being on drugs wandered into at least two homes and a barn in Roy, demanding pleasantries, food and a ride home before being arrested.
Pierce County prosecutors charged George Jacobson, 23, with 14 criminal counts, including burglary, robbery, kidnapping, theft of a firearm, criminal trespassing, unlawful possession of a firearm and vehicle prowling.
Commissioner Meagan Foley ordered the Rainier man jailed in lieu of $1 million bail after he pleaded not guilty to the charges Wednesday.
Charging papers give this account:
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A man was working in his barn in the 30000 block of 72nd Avenue South on Sept. 26 when he looked up and saw Jacobson standing there, holding a single black rubber boot.
Asked what he was doing, Jacobson went outside, got on his hands and knees and raised his hand. Jacobson fled after the homeowner threatened to sic his dogs on him.
Jacobson then wandered next door, stole a gun from the home and pointed it at the woman who was inside alone.
“The suspect’s emotions were up and down and did not make sense,” documents state. “He repeated that her neighbor was mean, had mean dogs and had said he would ‘sic’ them on him.”
Jacobson asked for a glass of water and food. As the woman fixed him a bite to eat, she admonished him that he can’t just wander into people’s homes.
Jacobson said he was on a spiritual quest and showed her his “jewels,” several items stashed in a rubber boot.
The woman’s husband came inside the house and drove Jacobson to the end of the driveway and ordered him to leave. He later discovered a gun was missing from the couple’s home.
On Oct. 3, a caretaker at Brighton Creek Conference Center at 4516 state Route 702 saw a man later identified as Jacobson prowling a car outside.
Moments later, a woman in the 35300 block of 42nd Avenue South found Jacobson standing in her kitchen, holding her wallet and mints taken from her car.
Jacobson shoved her down and she ran into the backyard to get her dogs for protection. Jacobson then drove off in the woman’s car, which was found a short time later in a nearby ditch.
About an hour after Jacobson left the woman’s house, a man found him – wearing only shorts with a towel draped over his arm – standing in his home. Jacobson, who is accused of stealing a gun from that house, asked for clothes and a ride to Rainier.
The man obliged, even taking Jacobson to a McDonald’s drive-thru for a beverage before dropping him off in Rainier and calling 911.
Police arrested Jacobson near where he was dropped off.
“He mumbled about having sore feet and wondering how many charges he was facing,” according to charging papers.
Jacobson allegedly told police he had a bad LSD trip the week before and was suffering from blackouts.
He could only remember stealing a car and a “nice” man who took him to McDonalds, records show.