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Man with over $70 chooses jail over $1.57 soda


Man with over $70 chooses jail over $1.57 soda

Wis. � Eau Claire police said a man accused of stealing a soda worth $1.57 chose to go to jail rather than pay up, even though he was carrying more than $70. Police responding to the report of a theft recently say the 27-year-old man appeared drunk. An employee told officers the man had taken a cup from the counter, filled it and began drinking.

When employees told him he had to pay for the drink or leave, the man refused to do either.

A police officer told the man he could pay $1.57 or go to jail, and the man chose jail. The officer handcuffed and searched him, finding the money in his pocket.

The man was issued an ordinance citation for retail theft.

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Comment by pumpi76 - December 29, 2008, 5:39 pm
Damn...Way to go....
PeacefulManComment by PeacefulMan - December 29, 2008, 10:56 pm
What do they expect, that's how drunk people act.
justxploringComment by justxploring - December 30, 2008, 3:34 am
If the man "chose jail" maybe he had no other place to go or his heat was turned off. Or maybe his wife threw him out. After all, even drunks usually want to go home!

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