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  • christopher smith

    April 21, 2016

    SO ******* STUPID ……. all the money they make worried about a ******* soda…… but mcdonalds can sell us rat meat nuggets …… just for this stupid soda **** ….. someone should put Mcdonalds horrible food under a microscope and make them pay for wat there are really serving people world wide

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    • Wick

      April 21, 2016

      Not the point. They stole. I hate thieves, F thieves.

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  • christopher smith

    April 21, 2016

    The headline should Be ” Thirsty Teen charged with Robbery from billionaire company” news companys forget who there readers are ….. but guess since the advertise in your paper , cant say what we the people really wanna hear!!!!

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  • DAN FLORCYK

    April 21, 2016

    In hind sight i’m sure both the young ma and the manager can see that a better course of action could have prevented this from escalating. Manager… make your point known and just eat the $1.49 (or whatever it is). Young man…realize that you will make a bunch of poor choices in your life before you’re done, this certainly was one that didn’t have to land you in cuffs. Poor choices by both parties involved it seems.

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    • James McGuire

      April 21, 2016

      How is making your point known “Don’t steal from us….”, but eating the $1.49, “…..anymore, but this time it’s ok!” a better course of action? No corporation can survive indefinitely if they do not actively try to stop people from stealing from them. The manager tried to prevent the person who committed theft of goods from leaving unless he paid, the thief then decided vehicular assault was a reasonable response to someone asking you to pay for what you got. Only one person in this made a bad choice, escalating to a felony to escape from a misdemeanor (paying for the drink would have satisfied the manager, but at least here in Missouri the police could be called and charges filed if that was refused because theft is theft) was about as bad (read stupid) a thing as could be done in the circumstances.

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      • DAN FLORCYK

        April 21, 2016

        If you really read the piece, the other kids capitulated , this kid was posturing for his friends. Manager should have let it be, not like the kid took a television. And look what actually happened, had the manager backed off realizing that this is a stupid kid who probably won’t do anything beyond this , none of what transpired beyond the stolen pop would have occurred. The kids would have driven home scared to death laughing all the way and the manager would have had a neat anecdote to tell at the Christmas party. The guy overreacted which ,notwithstanding the stolen pop, set everything in motion. There should be an hierarchy of crimes as it relates to stealing from a fast food joint. If ,let’s say, the kid had stolen a french fry off of someones order should the manager run out and chase down the culprit in the hopes of getting back the french fry and hopefully in the same step and breath rehabilitate the villain. No, the manager would simply add one more fry to the order. Now, if someone came in and took the 20’s from all the cash drawers m well my friend now we have a crime worthy of chase and prosecution upon catching the culprit. For less than 2 dollars worth of liquid and a cup which had already been given for free, i think not. Growing up, didn’t we all pull stunts to posture to onlookers, yeah some of the stunts were stupid and in hindsight would never be done again, but we all survived and most of us never worked our way up the hierarchical structure of crimes. Enjoy your pop young man , next time please pay for it…have a great day…takes all the wind out of the young criminals sails.

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  • James McGuire

    April 21, 2016

    Kid is a thief willing to commit assault with a deadly weapon. He deserves whatever he gets and more. Shame on anyone who defends him and vilifies the billion dollar corporation. They are a business, they pay for what they sell and deserve to be paid for their product. No one forces anyone to eat there, if you choose to go there pay for what you want, plain and simple. He had a perfectly serviceable drink so thirst was not his issue, greed was. Defending the actions of the little criminal is saying you accept the theft of any easily replaceable item without prosecution, You have insurance? Well it isn’t you paying when the thief takes your car it is the billion dollar insurance corporation so that’s alright isn’t it? SMH at the decline in morals and intelligence of people

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  • Geno

    April 21, 2016

    You do the crime you do the time. So now people think they can take what they wont and not pay for it. HEADLINE: Stupid punk kid gets arrested for stealing $1.46 soda.

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  • Jb

    April 21, 2016

    85 percent profit margin on fountain drinks. The 15 percent cost includes cup,lid,straw, ice and soda. Since he was given all but the soda, the actual loss would be 20 cents.

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    • PF

      April 21, 2016

      20 cents is not the point. The point is if you steal you should pay for your crime. If he doesn’t pay for this crime the next time he decides to steal he might have a gun in his hand.

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  • jff

    April 22, 2016

    Libtard lemmings condoning and defending illegal activities of all kinds, from petty larceny to sanctuary cities, is really no surprise. Ironically, I think the manager should have let the douche bag go. Getting away with that, he would naturally have aspired to bigger and better heists until, ultimately, he tried to mug a concealed carrier, and got exactly what he’d deserve.

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  • Snerdguy

    April 22, 2016

    It’s not the theft that would have had the teen in much trouble as much as backing into the manager. The theft could have just been misdemeanor. Now it’s assault with intent to flee. The manager had no business trying to stop the thieves’ car though. That was a very dangerous thing to do. He should have just reported them.

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  • Joe

    April 22, 2016

    I love when people condone breaking the law for any reason. Laws are in place to be followed. McDonalds gave those young men free water. They then broke the honor system by trying to take something that they did not pay for. A crime is a crime and should be treated as such. If you don’t want to be arrested, simply do not break the law.

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  • Jim T

    April 22, 2016

    I’m glad this kid got caught. It bugs me to no end when I see people do this at restaurants. As pety as some may think it is, this is theft. I’m sure this was not the only time that day that somebody asked for a water cup and filled it with soda. Add that up times 7 days a week, times 52 weeks a year, = $$$ lost per year. Isn’t soda only like $1 at McDonald’s anyway? Also remember that many McDonald’s are FRANCHISE meaning that the theft isn’t from a giant corporation, but from a small business owner.

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