A petty thief in South Florida has an interesting excuse for his crime.
Authorities say they arrested a man who claimed he was justified in stealing candy from a Fort Pierce truck stop because he had served in the military.
Police say an officer confronted 31-year-old Eric T. Ambrose at the truck stop early Monday morning. The officer reported finding several packages of candy and nuts, two black T-shirts and a 20 oz. bottle of beer in Ambrose’s pockets. He said he had paid for all the items, but a clerk denied ringing up any purchases for Ambrose.
A report states that while in the patrol vehicle, Ambrose screamed out the window that he had served in the military over in Iraq and could steal all the M&M’S he wanted.
Serving in Iraq or anywhere else doesn’t give a man or woman the right to steal.
His veteran status could not be immediately verified.
What do you think the odds are he never served in Iraq? Or any branch of the military? I make a bet Ambrose is lying.