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Local Man steals two guitars from the Bing Lounge, arrested by Chief of Police Man steals two guitars from the Bing Lounge, arrested by Chief of Police
PORTLAND, Ore. -- A man stole two guitars from the Bing Lounge Friday afternoon as part of an event display, the suspect was arrested shortly after.

Portland Police Chief Mike Reese was driving on SW 5th Ave. and Madison St. and told about the stolen guitars from a security person in the area.

The security guard told Chief Reese the suspect was seen at the Chapman Square located on SW 4th Ave. and Madison St. The police chief located 52-year-old Shawn Rene Wasil who had both of the guitars on him and he was arrested without incident.

Chief Reese is a guitar player and member of the band The Usual Suspects; he tweeted about the arrest saying, "Just arrested a guitar thief! Flagged down by security at Alpha Broadcasting and captured thief two blocks away," - @ChiefReese.

Wasil was booked into the Multnomah County Jail and charged with Theft in the second degree.
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