Man Charged With a Felony for Stealing a Soda

April 22, 2012 at 5:18 PM 3 comments

Meanwhile CEOs get bonuses for stealing millions:

After leaving a Naples, Fla., McDonald’s without paying for a cup of soda, Mark Abaire, 52, is in hot water, facing a felony theft charge, police say.

Abaire walked into the restaurant around 10 p.m. Thursday and asked the employee at the counter if he could have a cup for water. When he was given one, he went to the soda fountain and filled it with soda instead, then left to sit outside. A manager told police he asked Abaire to pay for the soda and he refused, and then remained on the premises after being asked to leave. He then cursed at the manager, prompting them to call the police.

Due to previous petty theft convictions, what would have been a misdemeanor petty theft charge was escalated to a felony, which could earn Abaire up to five years in jail and a $5,000 fine.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. George  |  April 22, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    Don’t expect me to feel sorry for him. I am a wild-eyed liberal, but I do believe that people have to live by some rules.

  • 2. Say It Ain't So Already  |  April 22, 2012 at 6:43 PM

    People but not bankers, right? As if bankers aren’t people. Then again, corporations are people so do you mean those “people?”

  • 3. JC for pennies  |  April 24, 2012 at 5:52 AM

    And just think about THIS. The mighty soda drink has recently been put on the endangerd list! Tsk, tsk, tsk, George. Throw the book at him. There’s not enough people in jail and prison, even yet!

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