In a classic late 1990s song, Leftover Salmon described Alfalfa's, Boulder's venerable grocery store, as "a Birkenstock, spandex, necktie, patchouli, grocery store." After a late-night drunken munchies spree this weekend, they may need to add a few more adjectives.
Boulder Police responded to the Alfalfa's on Broadway at 3:19 a.m. Saturday morning after an alarm there was triggered. A police report indicates 27-year-old Anthony Tornowski was arrested in the store's Deli area as he attempted to hide behind a steel storage container.
The damage? In the few minutes Tornowski had been in the store, he managed to eat or destroy approximately $1,000 worth of food. A store manager told the Daily Camera of food items scattered through the store, including freshly prepared sushi, muffins, potato salad, and roasted chicken.
After police read Tornowski his rights, he refused to speak, stating only, "This isn't good. I think I should call my lawyer." Westword adds that Tornowski had blurry red eyes and alcohol on his breath.