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Article posted Apr 17 2014, 2:44 PM Category: Tyranny/Police State Source: WISTV Print

SC Man Facing Federal Charges Over $.89 Drink Refill

By Sujata Jain

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - A North Charleston man was hit with a federal fine for refilling his drink without paying. The on-site construction worker says he didn't know refills at the VA Medical Center in downtown Charleston came at a price, and Wednesday, during his lunch hour, he was slapped with federal charges.

The ticket was issued by the Federal Police Force at the VA Medical Center in downtown Charleston after Christopher Lewis refilled his soda without paying the $0.89. A hospital spokesperson called it a "theft of government property."

"Every time I look at the ticket, it's unbelievable to me, says Lewis, who works construction. I can't fathom the fact that I made a $0.89 mistake that cost me $525."

Lewis is now out of a job. According to a hospital spokesperson, signs are posted in the cafeteria informing patrons that refills aren't free. Lewis says he never noticed the signs and admits he had refilled his drink without paying on other occasions. He says after he went back for seconds on Wednesday, a man who identified himself as the chief of police, stopped him.



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Golden Dawn

Posted: Apr 17 2014, 3:10 PM

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17444 His refill should have been free at a VA hospital where he was a construction worker. I'm sure the overpaid cop steals as many refills.
Anonymous

Posted: Apr 17 2014, 7:00 PM

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6645 Every day the saying "the law is an ass" is proven more and more.
Anonymous

Posted: Apr 19 2014, 4:00 AM

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82145 More like "the law is an assHOLE ! "
Never heard such total utter bullshit.
@ A hospital spokesperson called it a "theft of government property."
GOVERNMENT PROPERTY FOLKS !! WTF !!!
Stop paying the legalised extortion called "taxes" & see how they BUY their government property. Fucking crime of the century , & if he don't pay up.it's off to a privatised gulag for state-sanctioned punishment to fit the "crime" . Crazy Amerikan Empire !


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