MOBILE, Ala. -- There's no use crying over spilled milk, but spilled soda has been a nightmare for one man. Eric Burns Overstreet was put in jail in September after entering the Mystik Stop & Shop, paying for a fountain drink and spilling three cups of it onto the floor.
The first time he spilled the soda, Overstreet went to fetch a mop and began cleaning up the mess. In the process, he spilled a second and a third soft drink.
"He clearly appeared to be under the influence of something other than good sense," Chief Assistant District Attorney Nicki Patterson said.
Overstreet, who at one point put a yellow "Wet Floor" warning sign out as he mopped, was chased down by a clerk when he grabbed another soft drink and left without paying for it.
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and a quote from my source for this story Joanne98 from democraticunderground.com
BUT Chief Assistant District Attorney Nicki Patterson is a LIAR because Eric Burns Overstreet was NOT charged with being under the influence of anything. I'm sure after spending months in jail he was tested for drugs. AND he shouldn't have been charged with theft BECAUSE he paid for the first soda. He's was probably just EMBARRASSED when he grabbed the drink without asking and walked out. This man obviously spent months in jail for being CLUMSY and EMBARRASSED. This is a perfect example of WHY the world will reject the US plans for providing security for other countries. The US is a cruel and UNJUST country.
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