Florida soda theft: Man faces 5 years in prison


Police say Mark Abaire asked the staff at the East Naples restaurant for a cup so he could get water from the soda fountain, but instead he got soda.

When the manager asked Abaire to pay for the soda, the 52-year-old apparently refused and cursed out the crew. That's when they called police.

Petty theft is usually a misdemeanor, but because Abaire has previous convictions for theft the charge was upgraded to a felony.

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