Homeless man arrested for charging phone in public park11/13/2012
If you're thinking of plugging your phone charger into the electrical outlet at a public picnic shelter, you should first ask yourself, "Am I homeless?" If the answer is yes, the Sarasota, Fla., police could arrest you for theft of public utilities. That's what happened to 28-year-old Darren Kersey after he partook of the park's available outlet (a judge later threw the charges out), with the overzealous officer noting that "theft of city utilities will not be tolerated during this bad economy." That apparently just goes for the downtrodden: If you have a home and a garage and an electric car, you can charge your battery for free by plugging in at Sarasota's City Hall. [Source]
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