BEND, OR -- A Silverton man arrested Saturday for allegedly stealing a car from a Bend coffee drive-thru was arrested again Sunday afternoon under very similar circumstances. Aaron Hodges was arrested at around 8:30 Saturday night after the incident at Dutch Bros on Third Street. Lt. Nick Parker with Bend Police says he was released from jail Sunday morning, just hours before his next run-in with police. "Officers were dispatched to the Looney Bean Coffee shop off of Brooks Street, where an individual – we didn’t know who it was at the time – was causing a disruption at the business and not letting customers get their drinks as they were being ordered. Officers contacted a male subject there, who turned out to be the same person – Aaron Hodges – from the day before."
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Lt. Parker tells KBND the downtown incident began at about 2:30 Sunday afternoon. "A white van entered down the alleyway, in front of the Looney Bean Coffee shop. He made a comment to officers that he was going to take the van, or steal the van. And so he got up and went over to the van that was occupied with two people, and tried opening the doors. The officer placed him under arrest at that time." He adds, "It’s definitely concerning to draw that much attention and then get arrested twice in a matter of hours. It’s pretty concerning."
Hodges now faces new charges of unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and menacing, on top of the original allegations.