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Old 04-24-2012, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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A Florida man was arrested and held on $6,500 bond after police in Collier County said he left a McDonald's without paying for a cup of soda valued at $1.

Mark Abaire, 52, had apparently asked staff at the Naples restaurant for a courtesy cup of water, but instead he allegedly filled the cup with soda from the soda fountain and sat outside of the restaurant, according to a story in the Naples Daily News which cited the police report of the Thursday incident.

Florida Man Charged With Felony for Allegedly Stealing $1 Cup of Soda From McDonald's | ABC News Blogs - Yahoo! News
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:38 PM
 
Location: Midwest
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Florida is one weird state! You can kill a teen for walking down the street and be set free but don't you dare steal something from those rich folks in Naples!
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:42 PM
 
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Florida is one weird state! You can kill a teen for walking down the street and be set free but don't you dare steal something from those rich folks in Naples!
I dont think the rich folks in Naples had anything to do with it, but the state has everything to do with it.
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:44 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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He's a serial criminal.

He was charged with petty theft, trespassing and disorderly intoxication after the Thursday arrest, and sent to Collier County jail. Petty theft is usually a misdemeanor, but because Abaire has previous convictions for theft, the charge was upgraded to a felony. The trespassing and disorderly intoxication charges are misdemeanors.
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:44 PM
 
Location: The Woods
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A perfect example of why the term felony is meaningless now. It used to mean a very serious crime.
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:45 PM
 
Location: A great city, by a Great Lake!
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I'm no fan of stealing, but a little harsh don't ya think?
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:46 PM
 
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Florida is one weird state! You can kill a teen for walking down the street and be set free but don't you dare steal something from those rich folks in Naples!
Yeah, and you can stand on street corners threatening white people if your black too!
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Nescopeck, Penna.
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The individual has previous arrests; for all we know, the local cops may have viewed him as a thorn in their side for a long time.

Those of us who play by the rules have every right to either expect the same from, or identify and restrain those who consistently don't as "habitual vagrants".

That was how it worked until the Lefties found them useful as a political tool.
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:48 PM
 
Location: Baltimore
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Why or why wasn't a hero there to shoot the guy and defend McDonald's property?
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:49 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Florida is one weird state! You can kill a teen for walking down the street and be set free but don't you dare steal something from those rich folks in Naples!
And people wonder why I am loathe to admit I live in FL some days.
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