Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Scott A. Masters Accused of "Strong-Armed Robbery" in Theft of Doughnut


Scott A. Masters, a 41 year old Missouri man, may find out that crime of any magnitude does not pay. Masters is accused of stealing a 52-cent doughnut. What would otherwise be a misdemeanor may end up costing him jail time. Apparently, Scott A. Masters placed the doughnut into his sweat shirt. When he attempted to leave the store without paying, a clerk stepped into his path. Masters then allegedly pushed away the clerk and fled the store.

The alleged push transforms a misdemeanor shoplifting charge to a strong-armed robbery with a potential prison term of five to 15 years. Masters apparently has a criminal history, so prosecutors may seek 30 years in jail.
"Strong-arm robbery? Over a doughnut? That's impossible," Masters told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Masters apparently admits taking the pastry but denies touching the employee. "There's no way I would've pushed a woman over a doughnut."

Farmington Police Chief Rick Baker said shoplifting and assault are treated as forcibly stealing property. "It's not the doughnut," Baker said. "It's the assault." County Prosecutor Wendy Wexler Horn admitted that it is "way too early to know how it is going to play out." Horn acknowledged some are questioning the seriousness of the charge.
Masters didn't even get to eat the doughnut as it was thrown to the ground as he fled.Masters should have known better. Only police officers can take doughnuts without paying for them!

13 comments:

Harry said...

Crime is crime. Lock him up!

Jester said...

No need to go off the deep end on this one. A mere 5 years in jail will suffice!


Jester

blond bombshell said...

Jails are full of criminals.Believe me, I know. Now what is this man's story? Was he hungry? Did he have money? Did he have a job?

"When I was hungry you gave me something to eat, when I was thirsty you gave me something to drink..."

Shell

Anonymous said...

Iron Mike said...

Hey Shell, that is pretty spiritual for you! What is up with that?

You make some good points. I would like them to charge Barnie Fife next time he does a u-turn. Oh yeah, Gomer Pile did try a citizen's arrest!

Iron Mike

Anonymous said...

The big doughnut heist!

Anonymous said...

Being given something to eat is one thing.

Being too lazy to prepare yourself to compete in the job market, sitting on your lazy ass to much, refusing to pick fruit because you’re to good for that job, taking what little mental capacity you do have and spending it on hedonistic activities rather than figuring out how to better yourself and then stealing food because you’re hungry…that’s another.

I don’t know this guys history, but he’s probably a career criminal. What’s that mean? All day long every day he breaks the law. The few times he follows it is because it just happens to be convenient to do so.

Just another dirtbag thief.

L.S.

Anonymous said...

Time for "Judy" to repost her ant story!



Kim

becky said...

Master Doughnut thief, that is what Scott Masters is qualified to be...

Why say he is lazy L.S.? He is an active guy. He snatched a doughnut and then went out of the store jogging presumably to work off the calories.


Becky

Anonymous said...

Makes me hungry!

Legal Pub said...

I doubt that he was starving. If he was, he could have gone to the mission. More likely, it is a problem with shoplifting. Only Scott Masters can tell us for sure why he took the doughnut.

Ron said...

Doughnuts are a great thing in the morning, but are one of the cheapest things to pick up, so why steal one? Does not make sense to me.

Legal Pub said...

52 cents is not a lot to pay for a doughnut. My guess is that Mr. Masters may have a disease which tempts him to shop lift. Apparently, Master's point is that while he may be a petty thief, he is not violent and he did not push the woman.

We shall see...

Anonymous said...

Just another idiot...