A felony charge that was filed against a homeless man after he paid $2 for a Mountain Dew drink that cost $2.29 plus tax.
Joseph Sobolewski said he saw a sign for 20-ounce Mountain Dew bottles: 2 for $3, so he took one and put $2.00 on the counter and left.
The Perry County district attorney’s office eventually dismissed the felony charge which was filed against the homeless man.
Joseph Sobolewski claimed after visiting the gas station incident that it was a misunderstanding.
What Sobolewski didn’t know was a single bottle was $2.29, not $1.50.
So he had shorted the store 29 cents plus tax, or 43 cents total.