SC Man Facing Federal Charges Over $.89 Drink RefillBy Sujata Jain
Apr. 17, 2014
1.VIDEO: Crazed Feminists Harass Man For Filming "Whiteness History Month" Presentation
2.ADL Targets Trump: Saying "America First" is Anti-Semitic
3.VIDEO: This Is What a Social Justice Warrior Looks Like
4.WATCH: 'In the Name of the Profit' - Russia Exposes Turkey's 'Cozy Relations' With ISIS
5.The Guardian Says Correcting People On Their Grammar Is Racist
6.Hysterical Bloomberg Columnist: Trump's 'America First' Speech Reminiscent of 'Nazi Era'
7.Video: Black Man Waves Guns, Jokes About Shooting Racist Whites At Student Protest
8.Russians Blow Up Illegal Muslim Prayer Hall After Finding Explosives Inside
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.