Tampa Bay- Police respond around 4:32 am at Dunedin High School after receiving a call from a night crew worker. Upon arrival the officers found approximately 15 vending machines were broken into. Totaling in the neighborhood of $7500 dollars in damage to the machines the thieves got away with an undisclosed amount of money. | See Story
Did you ever think a gumball vending machine could land you in jail? Well if you’re as smart as Mr. Clint Earl Sims then you could find a way. He must have really pissed off his woman to decide to commit a felony so that he could go to jail and not back home to her. I wonder what he told her, ‘Uh, I’m just going out for a smoke.’ Or ‘I thought those red panties were yours. I don’t know where they came from.’
Either way according to Sheriff’s deputies he gave them two good reasons to put him in jail. At about 9:30 pm Tuesday he told officers at the Madison County Jail that he wanted to “turn himself in.” Well of course, it’s just like a hotel isn’t it? I am sure many people show up at the county jail looking for a room for the night. After checking records deputies discovered Sims was not wanted for any crime. He has a history of breaking the law and probably should be imprisoned all ready but because of budget cuts or not wanting to overcrowd the precious inmates he was not in jail.
So as the story goes in the Jackson Sun newspaper:
Sims grabbed a gumball machine from the jail as he left the building, documents state. He then walked over to the Criminal Justice Complex courts division on the jail’s side of the building, at 515 S. Liberty St., and broke the glass out of the front door and a side window, Madison County Sheriff David Woolfork said.
Apparently no one was injured in the process. Had it been a large crane machine or kiddie ride I am sure the story would have ended differently.
The Jackson Sun then reports:
Sims is charged with felony vandalism and theft of property. His arraignment had not been scheduled as of Wednesday. Sims was taken to Pathways for an evaluation after the episode, Woolfork said, where Sims was declared, “OK.”
We can now wait to see if some other dumb criminal tries to top Mr. Sim’s vending machine crime spree.
How2vend Author: Mojo