Man Faces Life Over Stolen Doughnut
A Missouri man faces up to life in prison for stealing a doughnut worth 52 cents.
Scott A. Masters is charged with strong-armed robbery because he allegedly delivered a backhanded punch to an employee’s chest when she confronted him about the doughnut-snatching. Because he has a criminal record, he could get 30 years to life in prison for the incident at a Farmington, Mo., Country Mart, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
The newspaper interviewed one of two employees who confronted Masters after he walked under the “Country Mart Thanks You” sign and out the door, with the doughnut safely ensconced in his pocket.
When confronted in the parking lot, Masters offered to give the doughnut back rather than pay for it, the employee told the paper. One of the employees declined and grabbed his arm, prompting Master to push her aside with his arm before he ran off.
Interviewed from jail, Masters admitted the doughnut heist but not the push. “There’s no way I would’ve pushed a woman over a doughnut,” he said.