Fort Collins reporter ‘too intoxicated’ to remember alleged shoe burglary

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Jeff Bersch (Photo:

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Jeff Bersch (Photo:

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FORT COLLINS, Colo. — It was hardly grand larceny, but a drunken mistake was still enough to get a Fort Collins sports writer arrested and fired.

According to the Coloradoan, his former employer, Jeff Bersch, 37, was arrested Sunday for allegedly breaking into a Fort Collins home and attempting to steal a pair of children’s shoes. An arrest affidavit stated Bersch “was so intoxicated he didn’t remember anything he had done.”

Fort Collins police told the newspaper a woman in the 3100 block of Eagle Drive reportedly “heard sounds of someone coming into her home.” She then found Bersch standing in the house and holding a pair of kids shoes. He was arrested in the backyard.

Bersch was charged with second-degree burglary, a Class 3 felony, and faces up to 12 years in prison if convicted.

The Coloradoan confirmed that Bersch is no longer employed by the newspaper, and went on to state that this is not the first time he has had a run-in with the law after drinking. On July 4, Bersch was charged with drunk driving and driving on the wrong side of the road.

He pleaded guilty to driving while ability impaired.

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