Man Avoids $525 Fine for Soda Refill

South Carolina authorities had charged Christopher Lewis after "stealing" the 89-cent drink.
0:47 | 04/18/14

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South Carolina -- hit with a 525 dollar federal fine for -- -- his -- season his drink will not have to pay it but it is still gonna cost -- Christopher Lewis was an on site construction worker veterans affairs hospital in Charleston. -- cinemedia -- pay for refill on an 89 cent soda at the cafeteria until a federal police officer stepped in. As those film like troubled by turned to wall -- and a -- grabbed me by the arm and asked me was I gonna pay for that. And I told him that I wasn't aware that I had to pay for their. -- -- signs are posted saying no free refills the 525 dollar shopping. Lifting ticket that is downgraded to a warning but Lewis is now out of -- job because he's no longer -- on the premises.

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