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Homeless Guy Arrested for Charging Cell Phone

Shaun Fawster charged with 'theft of services'
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 30, 2011 10:42 AM CDT
Maine Homeless Man Arrested for Charging Cell Phone: Shaun Fawster Charged With 'Theft of Services'
Shaun Fawster was arrested after charging his cell phone outside.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – Police have brought charges against a homeless man in Maine who helped himself to an outdoor electrical outlet to charge a pair of cell phones. A Bangor cop checking downtown businesses discovered 23-year-old Shaun Fawster charging his cell phones in an outlet hidden behind some flowers. Fawster was charged last weekend with theft of services, as well as carrying a concealed weapon after the officer found a folding knife tucked underneath his shirt. The Bangor Daily News says Fawster was later released from jail. It's unknown if he has an attorney. (Read more Maine stories.)

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