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02/08/2017 05:34 pm ET Updated Feb 10, 2017

Man Allegedly Asks Girl Scouts To Trade Vodka For Cookies

Bartering booze for Girl Scout cookies is pretty tasteless.

A request for Thin Mints has an Oklahoma man on thin ice with the law.

Police in Ardmore arrested 45-year-old Jerry Swanson on Saturday after he tried to barter some Girl Scout Cookies from some Girl Scouts at a local mall.

Swanson’s sweet deal? He allegedly offered some vodka to the girls in exchange for the cookies, according to local station KXII. However, Swanson didn’t actually have any alcohol on him at the time, Ardmore Police Captain Keith Ingle told the Huffington Post.

Bystanders called police because Swanson seemed intoxicated. “He did tell officers he had been drinking all day,” Ingle said.  

Police in Ardmore, Oklahoma, said Jerry Swanson allegedly tried to trade vodka for some Girl Scout Cookies.
Ardmore Police Dept
Police in Ardmore, Oklahoma, said Jerry Swanson allegedly tried to trade vodka for some Girl Scout Cookies.

When officers questioned Swanson, they said he seemed confused and disoriented based on various field sobriety tests.

“He was unsteady on his feet and basically had to place him in the police car and barely able to walk,” Ingle told KXII. 

Swanson was taken to the Carter County Jail and booked on a public intoxication charge.

Jail records show he was behind bars as of Wednesday afternoon.

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