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89-Cent Refill Almost Lands $525 Fine, Man Let Off With warning instead
ABC ^ | April 18, 2014

Posted on 04/18/2014 3:49:11 PM PDT by nickcarraway

A man who faced a $525 fine for refilling an 89-cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospital apparently will get off with a warning.

When Christopher Lewis of North Charleston, S.C., refilled his drink without paying Wednesday, a federal police officer gave him a ticket.

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1 posted on 04/18/2014 3:49:11 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

he was fired was he not?


2 posted on 04/18/2014 3:50:09 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: nickcarraway

“.......at a Veterans Affairs hospital”..

One question - Was the guy a VETERAN?

If he was, he earned that drink 10,000 times over for his service to this county. More than likely, he was in that facility for a reason and not to just steal a soft drink.

I’ll pay for the drink. Where do I send the money?


3 posted on 04/18/2014 3:52:21 PM PDT by DaveA37
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To: Progov

He was a construction worker using the lunchroom. He may or may not have been a vet.


4 posted on 04/18/2014 3:58:32 PM PDT by liege (America 180)
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To: nickcarraway
a federal police officer gave him a ticket

Uncle Sam is always at full employment.

5 posted on 04/18/2014 4:07:12 PM PDT by relictele (Principiis obsta & Finem respice - Resist The Beginnings & Consider The End)
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To: nickcarraway

Doesn’t anybody have a sense of proportion any more?


6 posted on 04/18/2014 4:19:54 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: GeronL
Funny I miss-read your post as He was fired on was he not..ie the fed shot at the guy for getting the refill
7 posted on 04/18/2014 4:29:49 PM PDT by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: nickcarraway

I’ve done that a lot. I didn’t know it was against the rules.


8 posted on 04/18/2014 4:31:07 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Progov

A fountain drink costs like 5-10 cents per serving....89 cents is robbery.


9 posted on 04/18/2014 4:41:37 PM PDT by Ouderkirk (To the left, everything must evidence that this or that strand of leftist theory is true)
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To: nickcarraway

Slow news day?

This doesn’t really sound like news.


10 posted on 04/18/2014 6:18:33 PM PDT by Bayard
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To: tophat9000

Lolz

Which autocorrect could very well make happen


11 posted on 04/18/2014 6:25:52 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: nickcarraway
A man who faced a $525 fine for refilling an 89-cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospital apparently will get off with a warning.

He should have claimed to be an "undocumented worker". They would then give him free health care and schooling to go with a free drink. There is no balanced justice in this nation any more. Plenty of hypocrisy, though.

12 posted on 04/18/2014 8:37:38 PM PDT by roadcat
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