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Spring Hill man arrested charged with stealing Cheetos, chocolate milk

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SPRING HILL A Spring Hill man was arrested Friday for stealing $152.82 in potato chips, gum, chocolate milk, cigarettes and cigars, and lighter leashes from the Circle K at 1495 Elgin Blvd., and for being in possession of marijuana when he was caught two hours later, according to an arrest report.

Jonathan David Green, 19, entered the convenience store and placed on the counter a bag of Cheetos, a bag of Fritos, two packs of Orbits gum, one quart of chocolate milk, two packs of Black and Mild, three packs of Swisher sweets, two lighter leashes, and two cartons of Newport Box 100ís.

As store clerk Timothy Brown was scanning the merchandise, Green placed the items in a shopping bag. Afterward Green attempted three times to purchase the items by swiping his card, and each time the purchase was denied, so Green grabbed the bag and left the store without paying.

At the time, Green's identification was unknown, but about two hours later, Brown, the clerk, noticed Green walking down Elgin Boulevard by Woodridge Lane. A deputy responded to the area, finding Green, who was in possession of nearly all of the stolen items with the exception of the Cheetos and chocolate milk.

One lighter leash was also unaccounted for, and Green had taken all 20 packs of cigarettes from the two cartons and had opened one of the packs. At the bottom of the open pack of cigarettes was a brown, hand-rolled cigarette that field tested positive for marijuana, according to the arrest report.

Brown, the clerk, appeared on scene and positively identified Green as the man in the store earlier that morning.

Green was arrested and taken to the Hernando County Jail, where he was booked without incident on $10,000 bond. Green was also arrested for possession of marijuana April 3, jail records show.

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