Man Jailed and Criminally Charged for Theft of 42 Cents

When Laslo Mujzer, 43, saw the donations in a Florida mall fountain, he clearly decided that he was a good candidate for charity. He took 42 cents before a woman alerted the mall security force. Now, Mujzer is facing a criminal charge of misdemeanor theft. Bail alone costs $500, leaving him $499.58 short.

The mall says that a sign attached to each fountain on its property reads: “All coins donated to Habitat for Humanity of Collier County.” Mujzer it appears was not one of those humans. However, given the fact that the change would barely cover the telephone call from the jail, there is a good question of why a criminal charge had to be brought as opposed to a warning. It certainly sets a new low for the definition of petty theft.

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10 thoughts on “Man Jailed and Criminally Charged for Theft of 42 Cents”

  1. ” And the ambulance chaser will become that who will heal the chased.”

    From Nostradamus’ secret work.

  2. “Final proof that lawyers are people who can’t do math.”

    *****************

    If we could have we’d have become physicians.

  3. rafflaw
    1, July 24, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    I have to admit that one of the reasons I went to Law School was because I was working as a Cost Accountant and I was going nuts

    As long as you weren’t counting nuts.

  4. I have to admit that one of the reasons I went to Law School was because I was working as a Cost Accountant and I was going nuts.

  5. I was hoping that there was more to the story and then I read the full local news item and realized there was nothing else that made this arrest necessary. I realize that we can’t have people stealing money from fountains, but I think some common sense by the mall people and the police would have been the right thing to do. It must have been a slow day at the mall.

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