The dog ate my homework
Robert Michael Mathison had a better excuse for missing his appearance in Washington County District Court. The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported that the 50-year old man had died on July 12, 2003.
Apparently, he's also faked heart attacks to get out of trouble in the past. And while the Mendota Heights police department find his antics entertaining, the Pioneer Press regrets not confirming his death with a funeral home.