Suspect Charged In Doughnut Theft

1 decade 2 years 4 months ago Monday, October 08 2007 Oct 8, 2007 Monday, October 08, 2007 3:23:16 AM CDT October 08, 2007 in News
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Scott Masters has been charged with felony second-degree robbery. He is accused of slipping a 52-cent doughnut into his sweat shirt without paying last December and then pushing away a clerk who tried to stop him. The push is being treated as minor assault, which transforms a misdemeanor shoplifting charge to a strong armed robbery with a potential prison term of five to 15 years. Given Masters' criminal past, prosecutors could boost that sentence to 30 years to life. The 41-year-old Masters has been arrested more than a dozen times for crimes ranging from shoplifting to drug possession to torching a car for insurance fraud.

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