facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Homeless man arrested for charging phone

Nov. 13, 2012 at 3:42 PM   |   Comments

SARASOTA, Fla., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A Florida judge said a police officer did not have the authority to arrest a homeless man for charging his phone at a public picnic shelter.

Circuit Judge Charles Williams said Sarasota Police Sgt. Anthony Frangioni arrested Darren Kersey, 28, around 9:20 p.m. Sunday on a charge of theft of utilities for charging his phone in an outlet at the public picnic shelter at Gillespie Park, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported Tuesday.

Williams threw out the case Monday, saying Frangioni did not have the legal justification to arrest Kersey.

A police spokesman said officials are reviewing the case.

© 2012 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Piglet born with 'elephant trunk' in China Piglet born with 'elephant trunk' in China
2
Watch: TV weatherman struggles with playful dog Watch: TV weatherman struggles with playful dog
3
Naked Russian artist cuts off ear lobe in protest of unnecessary psychiatric treatment Naked Russian artist cuts off ear lobe in protest of unnecessary psychiatric treatment
4
'Flying man' reported by airplane crew 'Flying man' reported by airplane crew
5
Ohio State's marching band performs classic rock halftime show Ohio State's marching band performs classic rock halftime show
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback