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Man accused of filling water cup with soda sees $2 cost ‘supersized’ to $50,000

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A $2.00 charge for a soda has been “super-sized” to $50,000, which is how bail a Montana suspect now faces.

Daniel Stine entered a Missoula Arby’s fast food restaurant and requested a water cup that he then tried to full with soda, Newstalk KGVO reported.

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When confronted by an employee, Stine allegedly started a fight, Missoula Police Public Information Officer Travis Welsh said, according to KGVO.

“When confronted by an employee who informed him that he had to pay for the cup of soda he refused and left out one of the entrances,” Welsh explained. “The employee followed him, told him that he was not welcome back then he turned and came back towards the employee and tried to kick that person before walking away again.”

When police responded, Stine was seen entering a nearby Denny’s. Cops followed him into a bathroom there and that’s when the suspect became aggressive.

“The officers were able to make entry to the bathroom, however, when they did and confronted the man, rather than comply with their instructions he approached them in what appeared to be an aggressive manner,” Welsh explained. “The officers attempted to take control of him physically and that’s when he began to resist and fight with the officers and had to be tased to comply to the officer’s instructions.”

Stine now faces four misdemeanor charges of criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, obstructing a peace officer and resisting arrest, according to KGVO — in addition to a felony robbery charge.

Of course, one could argue that things still turned out better for Stine that it did for a woman in Nevada who allegedly tried the same stunt, as she was confronted by two McDonald’s employees, as seen in the video below:

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Tom Tillison


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