Published May 26, 2010
REDMOND, Wash. – REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Police in Washington state say the man who wrote "Drugstore Cowboy" has been arrested in yet another pharmacy robbery.
James Fogle was arrested with another man Tuesday night after they allegedly tied up employees at a pharmacy in Redmond, east of Seattle. The Seattle Times reports Fogle will be arraigned Thursday on a charge of first-degree armed robbery.
Fogle has spent much of his adult life in prison, which is where he wrote "Drugstore Cowboy." Filmmaker Gus Van Sant turned the novel into the acclaimed 1989 film starring Matt Dillon. The work was loosely based on Fogle's life robbing pharmacies to feed his addictions.
Redmond police spokesman Jim Bove says robbing pharmacies "is probably the only thing he knows."
Information from: The Seattle Times, http://www.seattletimes.com