Originally Posted by katu.comLONGVIEW, Wash. - Seattle police say a Longview foot doctor is responsible for an unusual crime spree stretching across three Western states.
Following his arrest, the suspect tried unsuccessfully to kill himself.
Seattle police arrested Dr. Jacob Bos over the past weekend and accused him of stealing expensive bicycles in Oregon, Washington and Utah.
Police say Bos would go to a bike shop, ask to test ride an expensive model, and then never return.
They say they think Bos stole about $55,000 total worth of bikes, many of which were high-end models costing thousands of dollars each.
When he was arrested in Longview, police say they found a stolen bike at the his office. Five more stolen bikes were reportedly found at his home, along with other stolen items.
Bill Larson of Cyclepath in Hillsboro said Bos "had this way about him that was really warm and you just really believed what he had to say."
Larson said Bos was cordial and knew his way around a bicycle. He said Bos took a $6,800 bicycle for a test ride, came back to get the bike adjusted, went back out and never returned.
Police say Bos also sold a stolen bike to a fellow riding team member. The thefts all took place within the last year.
Police say that after Bos was released from custody , he tried to kill himself by taking lidocain, slitting his forearm and then tried to drive his car into the Kalama River.
Bos survived the suicide attempts. Police say additional charges could be filed as the investigation continues.
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