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Man Charged in $1.29 Honey Bun Theft
http://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2013/01/04/Man-charged-in-129-Honey-Bun-theft/UPI-12511357318012/#ixzz2H8zLMv7p ^ | Jan. 4, 2013

Posted on 01/05/2013 2:55:23 PM PST by nickcarraway

Police in Florida said they have arrested a man accused of stealing a $1.29 Iced Honey Bun from a store by stuffing it down his pants.

Palm Bay police said Brandon Phillips, 18, stuffed the small snack down his sweatpants at a 7-Eleven store Dec. 28 and fled on a bicycle when confronted by a store manager, WKMG-TV, Orlando, reported Friday.

Investigators said a K-9 unit tracked Phillips to a wooded lot where he was arrested and his bike was found nearby.

The Honey Bun was not recovered, police said.

Phillips was charged with retail petit theft, resisting arrest without violence and resisting in the recovery of merchandise.


TOPICS: Food; Local News; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: florida; flriduh; honeybun; honeybuntheft; pastries; sourcetitlenoturl

1 posted on 01/05/2013 2:55:34 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro
The Honey Bun was not recovered, police said.

Did anyone really want it at that point?

2 posted on 01/05/2013 2:56:54 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

lol. I’d say not.


3 posted on 01/05/2013 2:58:13 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: nickcarraway

Instead of putting this guy in jail and going through the courts for $1.29, there should be a way where the store and petty thief simply agree to let the guy wash the windows and pick up the trash for a half an hour or something.

Why spend thousands of taxpayer dollars on a case like this?


4 posted on 01/05/2013 3:00:03 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: nickcarraway

The kid is lucky he didn’t take donuts and really piss off the cops.


5 posted on 01/05/2013 3:00:54 PM PST by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: nickcarraway

Boy, you want some Honey Bun you got’s to get a flashy car, not a bicycle.


6 posted on 01/05/2013 3:01:19 PM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: GeronL

Law and Order, man, LAW AND ORDER!!!

;-)


7 posted on 01/05/2013 3:01:38 PM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Your tattoo looks stupid.)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

lolznodor


8 posted on 01/05/2013 3:02:20 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

I was thinking more or less the same thing.


9 posted on 01/05/2013 3:03:05 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: GeronL

Because he’s a no good thief. And making him wash windows or pay just turns it into a game. If you get away, cool. If you get caught, you pay.


10 posted on 01/05/2013 3:04:22 PM PST by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office.)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

11 posted on 01/05/2013 3:06:06 PM PST by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: GeronL

Maybe because a risk of a half hour of washing windows isn’t much of a deterent?

I don’t expect to see the guy going to jail.


12 posted on 01/05/2013 3:07:02 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: nickcarraway

Jean Valjean! Les Miserables...


13 posted on 01/05/2013 3:07:43 PM PST by latina4dubya ( self-proclaimed tequila snob)
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To: DesertRhino

I guess if he had a bunch of priors, sure.

But in isolation it makes no sense to spend thousands to lock this moron up.


14 posted on 01/05/2013 3:08:34 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL
Must be a prosecutor with nothing to do.
15 posted on 01/05/2013 3:09:16 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: hinckley buzzard

turn this into the next OJ trial

lol


16 posted on 01/05/2013 3:13:13 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: nickcarraway

Now that hostess is gone, it was probably one of those crappy Little Debbie frosted honeybuns.

They are not worth $1.29. His real crime is wanting to steal it. There are so many better breakfast cake treats to steal.


17 posted on 01/05/2013 3:14:29 PM PST by Vermont Lt (We are so screwed.)
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To: nickcarraway

Give him 20 to life.


18 posted on 01/05/2013 3:20:59 PM PST by Rocky (Obama is pure evil.)
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To: nickcarraway

He shoulda told the cops his name was David Gregory.


19 posted on 01/05/2013 3:23:54 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: GeronL
Instead of putting this guy in jail and going through the courts for $1.29...

The punk thief needs to be spanked hard.
Ask Rudy Giuliani how he cut crime in NYC and he'll tell you it's because he cleaned up the petty scum first.

20 posted on 01/05/2013 3:31:04 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: USMCPOP
Boy, you want some Honey Bun you got’s to get a flashy car, not a bicycle.

LMBO!!!!!

21 posted on 01/05/2013 3:35:35 PM PST by EricT. (The GOP's sole purpose is to serve as an ineffective alternative to the Democrat Party.)
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To: DesertRhino

And for stealing that honey bun, the perp should end up with a criminal record thatvwill keep him from ever joining society as an honorable person, and all the possible bodily harm, and diseases that often come with prison life?

California three strikes law is evidence that talibanizing minor crimes does not deter people from continuing to commit them.

The Bible does teach that the retribution and restitution should be kept at around the same level of the wrong.


22 posted on 01/05/2013 3:36:13 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: GeronL
turn this into the next OJ trial

"We take you now to the police chase, where they are pursuing the teen riding a white Bronco!"


23 posted on 01/05/2013 3:41:07 PM PST by COBOL2Java (kak-is-toc-ra-cy: Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens. See: GOP-e)
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To: nickcarraway; Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows
A $1.29 honey bun?

That's below the scale of even of the $1.98 beauty show.

Don't know what kinda chick you can steal for that amount. NO HELL-ON THOMAS PICS, PLEASE!

24 posted on 01/05/2013 3:41:16 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Jonty30
And for stealing that honey bun, the perp should end up with a criminal record thatvwill keep him from ever joining society as an honorable person, and all the possible bodily harm, and diseases that often come with prison life?

C'mon, AT LEAST KEEP HIM OUT OF CONGRESS!

25 posted on 01/05/2013 3:42:10 PM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: a fool in paradise

If he’s going to steal a honey bun, he’s too small minded to be part of Congress.

Perhaps a few terms as a city councilman will correct that little flaw. :)


26 posted on 01/05/2013 3:45:05 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: nickcarraway

"Hey! At least he didn't have a 32-ounce Big Gulp!"


27 posted on 01/05/2013 3:47:42 PM PST by COBOL2Java (kak-is-toc-ra-cy: Government by the least qualified or most unprincipled citizens. See: GOP-e)
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To: GeronL
Why spend thousands of taxpayer dollars on a case like this?

Because petty larceny adds up. Some people steal <$5 at a time 10-20 times a day all of their lives.

28 posted on 01/05/2013 3:50:10 PM PST by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: GeronL

I would rather he be made an example and sent to jail for three years. Seriously! We are paying a TON of money of products in stores due to this so called “petty crime”. I would like to see for 2013 that anybody caught stealing anything at all be put in fail for a minimum of 3 years to stop the rape of the innocent people who don’t steal. Call me heartless or whatever, but we are paying at least 50 dollars a month due to theft on our purchases.


29 posted on 01/05/2013 3:51:38 PM PST by napscoordinator (GOP Candidate 2020 - "Bloomberg 2020 - We vote for whatever crap the GOP puts in front of us.")
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30 posted on 01/05/2013 4:18:12 PM PST by RedMDer (Those that believe in gun free zones should put GUN FREE ZONE on their property and persons.)
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To: nickcarraway

In TX, that’s a Type C Misdemeanor (theft of under $20) with no jail time possible but a fine of as much as $500, more likely $200. But the resisting arrest complicates things.


31 posted on 01/05/2013 4:21:36 PM PST by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: nickcarraway

Yes, the real mystery here is that the evidenced disappeared.
Had it been a donut shoved down his pants I might think he was transporting his significant others breaksfast or brunch, dependent on time of day.

If he was going ‘Commando’ and wearing baggy pants, the pastry didn’t stand a chance.


32 posted on 01/05/2013 4:30:04 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Theodore R.

If someone has to steal a $1.29 pastry, how do they pay back a $500 fine?


33 posted on 01/05/2013 4:35:47 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: COBOL2Java

lol


34 posted on 01/05/2013 4:43:37 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

“Instead of putting this guy in jail and going through the courts for $1.29, there should be a way where the store and petty thief simply agree to let the guy wash the windows and pick up the trash for a half an hour or something.

Why spend thousands of taxpayer dollars on a case like this?”

It seems to me if the store owner wants that, it’s be ok.

But you’d need someone providing window wash stuff, making sure the job was done and done right, and watching him so he doesn’t stuff a bunch more merchandise down his pants.

Ideally, he should be able to work it off. Realistically, he wouldn’t show up, or he’d show up drunk, or he’d do a crap job, or he’d steal.

As for why spend thousands of dollars, it’s reality. Either we have a mechanism for businessmen to do business or we require them to allow theft. Is that more reasonable?


35 posted on 01/05/2013 5:04:28 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Jonty30

“The Bible does teach that the retribution and restitution should be kept at around the same level of the wrong.”

I agree with restitution, but there needs to be a system in place. Not the requirement that the business owner now has to arrange a punishment, convict, provide, certify, supervise, clean up, that’s all a bit of a punishment isn’t it?

There should be farms or factories where you put in so many hours if fairly convicted. Your earning should go to the farm for housing you, the justice system for trying you etc., the police, and the business owner you stole from. Do your time, pay your bill - I’d say no record for first offense.


36 posted on 01/05/2013 5:07:44 PM PST by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: Persevero

I did say in isolation, if he has been doing this a while, I wouldn’t show any leniency. If you want to make an example of him, go ahead. I am just asking if it makes sense to waste all the time and money and energy on this guy, in isolation from everything else.


37 posted on 01/05/2013 5:17:44 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: GeronL

It’s pretty stupid. Meanwhile Bernie Maddoff counts his billions and laughs and 0bamugabe racks up trillions and laughs. Why should this guy, or anyone else for that matter, think the rule of law means anything? It doesn’t.


38 posted on 01/05/2013 5:48:36 PM PST by TigersEye (Who is John Galt?)
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To: GeronL

Excuse me, if you routinely don’t prosecute $1.29 thefts, then the threshold will be $12.90, then $129 then $1290. Theft is theft, regardless of the amount, even a penny.


39 posted on 01/06/2013 8:54:31 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (Obama: Brought to you by the letter "O" and the number 16 trillion.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

What was he supposed to do, he’d left his EBT card in some stripper’s g-string.

Thanks nickcarraway.


40 posted on 01/06/2013 4:35:04 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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