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Coupon Boy’ nets $98 and a 90-month prison term

Police recovered this machete, used in an attempted robbery of a Nyssa bakery. (Malheur County Sheriff's Office photo)

By Les Zaitz

The Enterprise

NYSSA – Tom Rupe didn’t like being called “Coupon Boy” after a botched theft.

But his subsequent attempt to redeem himself in October at the Rodriquez Bakery earned him another label: prison inmate.

Rupe, 21, pleaded guilty in November to first-degree attempted robbery. He was sentenced to 90 months in prison – 7 ½ years.

Details of his crime are now public with the release by Malheur County Sheriff Brian Wolfe of police reports in the case. It drew wide public attention at the time because Rupe used a machete during the robbery attempt. The reports show persistent digging by Sheriff’s Senior Deputy Pete Jensen to solve the . . .