Timothy Bell, 29, has been charged with felony theft for a curious crime: stealing a burrito with threatening words. The charge however leaves a serious question as to the cost of burrito in Arizona.
Bell’s record includes prison sentences for weapons possession, disorderly conduct, trespassing, and narcotics possession. He is currently on probation in connection with a 2015 conviction for misconduct involving weapons.
Bell allegedly took the burrito from a man in Phoenix while making “threatening statements.” The victim called police who found him around 8:40 pm with the incriminating wrapper from the burrito, which was listed among his possessions.
All of that makes sense but the charge was felony theft Class 6. Perhaps one of our Arizona lawyers can help clarify. Class 6 felony applies under Arizona law applies for theft for “property or services valued at least $1,000, but not more than $2,000.” That comes with imprisonment of at least four months to a maximum of two years and a fine no greater than $150,000. (Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 13-702(D).
That must have been some burrito.