Ohio woman charged in theft of $2.87 from fountain

Oct 18, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: WKYC-TV Cleveland

A western Ohio woman charged with petty theft for allegedly stealing $2.87 from a courthouse fountain says she is jobless and took the change to buy food.

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“I Make you wonder”

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Since: Jan 13

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#1 Oct 18, 2013
Theft? In order to steal something or anything it has to belong to someone else right? How could she steal from a fountain? It's just money that different people threw away. According to the law she's done nothing wrong in my eyes.

“We're all Bozos on this bus”

Since: Jan 07

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Oct 18, 2013
The fool. You have to be a politician to legally take money that doesn't belong to you.

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#3 Oct 18, 2013
I just wanna know what u can buy for $2.87

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AmazedHuman

Comstock Park, MI

#4 Oct 18, 2013
Well, I hate to say it, but was the woman white? If so, I can imagine they would have been all over her case for taking the whopping sum of $2.87 to buy food....when on the other hand, they're probably giving out money, food stamps, SSI and everything else out to each and every black person - or illegal alien for that matter - who shows up. But that's okay, right? What on earth is wrong with those people in charge there? Here's a hint....there are no jobs out here. There is no money out here. This is the real America under Obama. People are so desperate they will stoop to finding money from a fountain for food.

“Up with which, I will not put”

Since: Jul 08

Sao Paulo

#6 Oct 18, 2013
Dasterdly!
Volume Incentives

Medford, NY

#7 Oct 18, 2013
PFfff wrote:
I just wanna know what u can buy for $2.87
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In Edmonton, it gets you a hummer....and you even get back .37 cents!!!!

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#8 Oct 18, 2013
Sad S#it!
FREDDY

Canton, OH

#9 Oct 18, 2013
AmazedHuman wrote:
Well, I hate to say it, but was the woman white? If so, I can imagine they would have been all over her case for taking the whopping sum of $2.87 to buy food....when on the other hand, they're probably giving out money, food stamps, SSI and everything else out to each and every black person - or illegal alien for that matter - who shows up. But that's okay, right? What on earth is wrong with those people in charge there? Here's a hint....there are no jobs out here. There is no money out here. This is the real America under Obama. People are so desperate they will stoop to finding money from a fountain for food.
If the woman is black Al and Jesse will be all over this case like white on rice. Although, I think I would agree with them on tis one.

“"yes"”

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Since: Sep 12

Los Angeles

#10 Oct 18, 2013
guess thats not much of a lucky fountain

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Since: Jul 07

Vancouver, Canada

#11 Oct 18, 2013
Beats panhandeling.
Mark

Pinellas Park, FL

#12 Oct 18, 2013
Shameful example of 'petty" law enforcement. What ever happened to legal discretion?
April

Terre Haute, IN

#13 Oct 18, 2013
Sad to say more will come........I feel sorry for the poor lady.
Hector Riquelme

Hoffman Forest, NC

#14 Oct 18, 2013
What a waste of time and effort.......drop me a note , I will be happy to give the ohio county the $2.87. Let the woman go....I was under the impression that if folks throw change into a fountain , it would go to charity....so do the charable thing, and let the woman go.
April

Terre Haute, IN

#16 Oct 18, 2013
Hector Riquelme wrote:
What a waste of time and effort.......drop me a note , I will be happy to give the ohio county the $2.87. Let the woman go....I was under the impression that if folks throw change into a fountain , it would go to charity....so do the charable thing, and let the woman go.
I like you're thinking!

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Since: Nov 09

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#17 Oct 18, 2013
I've been readin topix posts in the Bellefontaine, OH local forum. Several posts stated that there was a donation being taken up for her. Also read speculation that the charge might be dropped.

This story is going international, too. At any rate, I searched for another news article for donation verification.

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/unem...

according to this source

“We want the community to know the why rather than just the headline that she got arrested, and we also want to help her out,” said the supporter, Will Zell.

Several people have already contributed to the online fund, which has raised nearly $2,000 — ten times the initial goal — by Thursday.

Zell said the money will go directly to Romine’s case manager.
debbie

Newnan, GA

#18 Oct 18, 2013
when are people going to learn thers camreas everywhere, why not ask for help instead of getting caught stealing.

“I Make you wonder”

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Since: Jan 13

Torrance, CA

#19 Oct 18, 2013
AmazedHuman wrote:
Well, I hate to say it, but was the woman white? If so, I can imagine they would have been all over her case for taking the whopping sum of $2.87 to buy food....when on the other hand, they're probably giving out money, food stamps, SSI and everything else out to each and every black person - or illegal alien for that matter - who shows up. But that's okay, right? What on earth is wrong with those people in charge there? Here's a hint....there are no jobs out here. There is no money out here. This is the real America under Obama. People are so desperate they will stoop to finding money from a fountain for food.
Yep, turns out she's white.

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#20 Oct 18, 2013
PFfff wrote:
I just wanna know what u can buy for $2.87
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Loaf of generic bread, half dozen eggs. Feed her for a few days. For some a few dollars is the difference between eating dinner or not.

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#21 Oct 18, 2013
Titanium22 wrote:
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Yep, turns out she's white.
Like that has anything to do with this situation ... how?

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Since: Apr 11

Steamboat Sprgs Colorado

#22 Oct 18, 2013
AmazedHuman wrote:
Well, I hate to say it, but was the woman white? If so, I can imagine they would have been all over her case for taking the whopping sum of $2.87 to buy food....when on the other hand, they're probably giving out money, food stamps, SSI and everything else out to each and every black person - or illegal alien for that matter - who shows up. But that's okay, right? What on earth is wrong with those people in charge there? Here's a hint....there are no jobs out here. There is no money out here. This is the real America under Obama. People are so desperate they will stoop to finding money from a fountain for food.
?????????? WHAT DOES YOUR RACE HAVE TO DO WITH ELIGIBILITY FOR VISION OR OTHER BENEFITS?
I do agree with the serious lack of jobs though. Rick

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