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All That for a measly $1 ? The soda was probably only worth 20 cents !!
NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a Naples man remains jailed on felony charges after leaving a McDonald's restaurant without paying for a cup of soda.
Deputies arrested 52-year-old Mark Abaire last week after the restaurant manager told them he had asked for a cup of water and then filled it with soda from the fountain machine.
The Naples Daily News reports Abaire was sitting outside the restaurant when the manager asked him to pay a dollar for the soda. Abaire refused, then would not leave the premises. Police arrived and arrested him.
The charge is petty theft, but it was increased to a felony because Abaire has previous petty theft convictions. In Florida, a third-degree felony can result in a sentence of up to five years and a $5,000 fine.
Man steals soda from McDonald's, charged with felony
Lakeland, Florida -- Police are searching for a man who angrily attacked a manager at a Lakeland McDonald's.
Police say on Sunday night, the suspect entered the restaurant on 715 E. Memorial Boulevard to order food. Apparently the suspect waited for some time and was not served.
When a manager asked him if he had been waited on, the suspect reportedly became angry and said he had not and that the exact same thing happened to him the previous day.
The suspect demanded the corporate phone number, which was provided by the manager. The suspect then threw down the paper and stormed out of the restaurant.
Police say about 20 minutes later, the suspect returned with a baseball bat, jumped the counter and began hitting the manager with the bat.
The suspect yelled, "All I wanted was some [expletive] food!" and then left the store.
The manager suffered significantly bruised ribs and was taken to the hospital.
Originally posted by Amaeus
reply to post by xuenchen
It sounds like the man from the last story may have been mentally disturbed. It is not fair to judge anyone who acts out like that in public, because anyone in their right mind would not draw that sort of attention to themselves unless they had some sort of a disorder or complex. I hope all are well at this point.