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Homeless man arrested for using park's electrical outlet

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  • freedom posted at 1:50 pm on Tue, Nov 13, 2012.

    freedom Posts: 1

    [sad]The city spent millions of dollars for land they have not used, parking meters that were not needed, and they will charge the homeless for charging a phone? The night in jail cost $60- $100. What a ridiculous arrest.

  • rebted47 posted at 11:18 am on Tue, Nov 13, 2012.

    rebted47 Posts: 1

    These Sarasota police officers are out of control. Hassling a mhomeless man for uding an outlet? Where are the signs stating that they are only for the use of thos with permits? I have used those outlets and will again. Nobody has ever bothered me. Wake up, Sarasota! Most people arent homeless because they are lazy bums. The sorry economy and the rich sucking this country dry is the problem. The police forget that they work for EVERY citizen, regardless of their address, financial statud, skin color, religion, etc.

  • lakesidedeck posted at 4:09 am on Tue, Nov 13, 2012.

    lakesidedeck Posts: 1

    Lets see, we can charge a car at a free charging station (uses lots of current) or be charged with stealing for chargeing a cellphone (very very little current)? If they don't want people plugging in, why is it energized and unlocked? Just Sayin!

  • grammapaula posted at 11:29 pm on Mon, Nov 12, 2012.

    grammapaula Posts: 3

    This is about the stupidest thing I have ever heard of. It was on the news tonight.

  • Local Yokel posted at 9:54 pm on Mon, Nov 12, 2012.

    Local Yokel Posts: 1

    You've got to be kidding me!