Portland's 'Pepperoni Bandit' accused of attempted murder
Posted September 22
MALHEUR COUNTY, OR — A man once called the "Pepperoni Bandit" is now facing an attempted murder charge.
Robert Baker, 22, is already in prison serving a nearly 8-year sentence for first-degree robbery.
Now, according to court documents filed Thursday, Baker is accused of attempting to kill a fellow inmate at the Snake River Correctional Institution.
Investigators said he hit the man with a metal desk drawer.
Baker earned the nickname "Pepperoni Bandit" from Portland police after he stole pepperoni sticks during a robbery in July 2013.
When police arrested Baker, officers said they recovered a machete from his pants.