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PARKLAND, FL - FEBRUARY 15: Kristi Gilroy hugs a young woman at a police check point near the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where 17 people yesterday were killed by a gunman on February 15, 2018 in Parkland, Florida. Police arrested the suspect after a short manhunt, and have identified him as 19-year-old former student Nikolas Cruz. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

This is one of those stories where a man was charged with the crime, but we may not agree with it… 

Florida Highway Patrol said a driver picked up a downed metal utility pole, strapped it to the roof of his  Toyota Camry, and planned to sell it to a scrapyard.

The story gets a little odd when the old man seems visibly and honestly confused on why he is getting in trouble.

71-year-old Douglas Hatley, said he was trying to turn in the pole as scrap metal and that he had no idea that it was illegal to take the pole even if it was broken or down..

Hatley was arrested and taken to jail and charged with grand theft.

Do you think he should have been charged?

 

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