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He Took a Cab Home From Jail. That Ended Up Being a Problem

Charles Folk went right back to jail after being unable to pay the fare
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 29, 2018 10:10 AM CDT
Charles Folk.   (Brevard County Sheriff)

(Newser) – Charles Folk's release from a Florida jail ended up being a brief one. Having been convicted of criminal mischief related to damage done to his roommate's belongings, Folk was released very early Thursday from the Brevard County Jail Complex. Ready to return to his Melbourne home, he hailed a cab to take him there around 1am. But when the 30-mile trip reached its end, the 40-year-old admitted he was unable to pay the $70 fare—so he ended up arrested for petty theft and taken right back to the Brevard County Jail Complex after the driver called police, reports Florida Today. He's being held on $2,000 bail. (Read more weird crimes stories.)

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