‘Drugstore Cowboy’ writer James Fogle robs pharmacy
Whoever said art imitates life was … well, actually, they were dead-on. Author James Fogle, who penned the semi-autobiographical novel “Drugstore Cowboy” that inspired the 1989 Gus Van Sant/Matt Dillon film of the same name, is facing charges of attempting to rob a Seattle pharmacy, the New York Times reports.
And it’s not the first time the 73-year-old author has gotten into hot water. In 1990, Publishers Weekly noted Fogle had spent a whopping 35 of his 53 years in prison. Now he’s being held on $500,000 bail as a suspect for first-degree robbery. King County District Court’s Judge Arthur R. Chapman cited a “substantial likelihood” of Fogle fleeing if a pricey bail was not set.