For thinking that 2 for $3 meant a price of $1.50 each
And walking off after leaving $2 on the counter ran afoul of PA.'s 3 strike law
Arrested and if convicted for a 3rd strike facing 7 years
Not sure where arrested but in Philadelphia would be released with only promise reappear
Even if the crime were serious like assault or an illegal gun to possess
Why the D.A. filed charges on this pettiness boggles the mind to assess.
In Ralph's in California one often sees signs for 2 $price and one half you have to pay
Or one will see a sale priced sign with note the number of items to buy to get that price on display
This seems total overreach at work
Where is the intent to shortchange the store must be berserk?
If the owner of that store had any sense at all he would see the idea of a theft is amiss
He would ask for the charges to be immediately dismissed
Better yet he would reach out to his fellow shop owners to see if they needed someone to fill a job
May be mistaken and he may be a Mountain Dew sugar addict with no control, but can't be any attempt to rob
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