http://www.miamiherald.com/news/flor...ry/923936.htmlFORT PIERCE -- (AP) -- Authorities 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 Eric T. Ambrose, 31, at the truck stop Monday. The officer reported finding several packages of candy and nuts, two T-shirts and a bottle of beer in Ambrose's pockets. He said he had paid for them, but a clerk denied ringing up the items.
While in the patrol vehicle, Ambrose screamed out the window that he had served in the military in Iraq and could steal all the M&M's he wanted. His veteran status could not be immediately verified.