Pricey soda: Daniel Stine ‘stole a soda’ and allegedly attacked an employee and became aggressive with cops. He is in jail with a $50,000 bail
A man in Montana who asked for a cup of water but instead stole a $2 soda is now facing felony charges after the situation escalated into a confrontation with police and ended with him tased.
Daniel Stine, 48, walked into a Missoula fast food restaurant Thursday around 2.30pm.
After he took soda instead of water, a store employee confronted him, things escalated.
‘When confronted by an employee who informed him that he had to pay for the cup of soda he refused and left out one of the entrances,’ Missoula Police Public Information Officer Travis Welsh said, according to KGVO.
‘The employee followed him, told him that he was not welcome back then he turned and came back towards the employee and tried to kick that person before walking away again.’
When police arrived, an officer noticed Stine go into another restaurant and flee into a bathroom.
‘The officers were able to make entry to the bathroom, however, when they did and confronted the man, rather than comply with their instructions he approached them in what appeared to be an aggressive manner,’ Welsh said.
The incident happened in Missoula on the 2900 block of Brooks Street (pictured) on Thursday
‘The officers attempted to take control of him physically and that’s when he began to resist and fight with the officers and had to be tased to comply to the officer’s instructions.’
Stine stealing a cup of soda escalated into a huge list of charges including felony robbery, and four misdemanors including criminal trespass, disorderly conduct, obstructing a peace officer and resisting arrest.
Stine’s bail is $50,000… all after stealing a $2 soda.