We first heard of this rumor a long time ago - apparently someone thought that the purchase was a "steal" - while nothing was actually stolen. Here's the proof of purchase: RECEIPT. Shame on a local newspaper for trying to spin the story... it's not like we ever believed the story... however the journalist did cause some damage to Patrick's feelings because he quote "look[ed] like a criminal in that jacket". The fake story goes to show - not all newspaper reporters are very nice. The newspaper reporter wanted to take a picture that made it appear as though Patrick's head wasn't connected properly. The same newspaper turned down Patrick for a job - he thinks there's something systemically wrong with them in the way that they've treated him. The hiring manager said that Patrick needed more experience "under the belt".