More Beer Troubles For "Bud Light Mike"

Floridian again brought low by America's top brew

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Bud Light Mike

DECEMBER 7--A convicted felon whose alias is listed as “Bud Light Mike” in police records was arrested Saturday after allegedly stealing a case of America’s favorite beer, court records show.

According to Florida police, Michael Filipkowski swiped 24 cans of Bud Light from a Publix supermarket in Treasure Island. Filipkowski, 51, was subsequently arrested after being found in possession of 21 of the purloined cans.

Since Flilpkowski’s rap sheet includes multiple prior theft convictions, he was charged with a felony theft count. He is locked up in the county jail in lieu of $2000 bond.

An arrest affidavit lists the New Jersey native’s alias as “Bud Light Mike.” Court records reveal how Filipkowski (seen at right) earned that handle.

In April, he was convicted of stealing a case of Bud Light from a Wawa convenience store in Clearwater. He has twice been convicted of carrying an open container of Bud Light (once on the beach, once at a bus stop). He also has been convicted of stealing two 18-packs of Bud Light from a Speedway store. In 2016, Filipkowski was convicted after he could not pay for a Bud Light (and a shot of Captain Morgan rum) at a hotel bar.

Filipkowski’s rap sheet also includes convictions for trespass; drunk driving; battery on a law enforcement officer; disorderly conduct; probation violation; resisting arrest; defrauding an innkeeper; witness tampering; auto theft; cocaine possession; aggravated battery; leaving the scene of an accident; careless driving; disorderly intoxication; and violating a protective order. (1 page)