An electric car owner was arrested and charged with stealing after he plugged his EV into a public school outlet. The estimated cost of the theft? About five cents.
Nissan Leaf owner Kaveh Kamooneh told 11 Alive Atlanta he drove his electric vehicle to Chamblee Middle School in Chamblee, Ga, last month to attend his 11-year-old son’s tennis game. He plugged the Leaf into an exterior outlet at the school, something he had done before. The car charged for 20 minutes before police showed up and told him he was stealing.
Ten days later, police arrested Kamooneh at his home and charged him with stealing by taking without consent. Police insist stealing is stealing, no matter the value of what is taken. Kamooneh told the news station that cell phones and laptops are often charged in public and commercial spaces without consent, yet there is no record of arrests made in those situations. Kamooneh plans to fight the charges.
6 thoughts on “Electric Car Owner Charged With Stealing Five Cents Worth Of Electricity”
Yes Angel, good article. This is ony the start of it with these electric cars. 🙁
OH SO HIDEOUS! The Pig! How could he? 5 cents! Come on, there are starving people in America who need that 5 cents. Meanwhile the banks steal billions from us everyday. No problem. They can go.
“Police insist stealing is stealing, no matter the value of what is taken.”
So what’s the bankers excuse? What’s the corporations excuse? What’s the governments excuse? What’s Israel’s excuse?
That quote is such a typical smart-ass cop answer. They truly are the dumbest people on Earth.
What a wonderful world we live in.
It’s a mad mad world.
Actually…… its a mad-mad, mad/mad/mad world! go watch it sometime, one of the first funny car chase movies made. your comment reminded me of the movie!
He will plead for a 800 fine and 20hrs com-serv and never be able to by law speak of any of the details again.