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Commentary, sarcasm and snide remarks from a Florida resident of over thirty years. Being a glutton for punishment is a requirement for residency here. Who am I? I've been called a moonbat by Michelle Malkin, a Right Wing Nut by Daily Kos, and middle of the road by Florida blog State of Sunshine. Tell me what you think.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Another warning for smokers

Some news from Port St. Lucie Florida. Those parliament cigarettes should have have a label saying. "These may be very dangerous for your personal freedom."

Linked to- Jo's Cafe, TMH's Bacon Bits,

PORT ST. LUCIE — A disgruntled Port St. Lucie gas station employee stole a roll of scratch-off lottery tickets and cashed in on her $200 winnings, police believe.

A manager at the Shell station at St. Lucie West Boulevard and Northwest Peacock Boulevard noticed a book of tickets missing Friday and led police to 39-year-old Rose Webster.

Then a pack of Parliament 100 cigarettes gave her away.

The person with the missing tickets accepted $200 in winnings at a Cumberland Farms convenience store less than a mile from Webster's home on Southeast Browning Avenue. Cumberland Farms employees picked Webster out of a photo lineup as the ticket holder, Port St. Lucie police Detective Tom Nichols said. They also said she bought a money order and some Parliament 100s with the money.

Nichols said that when he and his partner arrived at Webster's home, "she's smoking, and the first thing I look at is the cigarettes."

They found a match.

Nichols said Webster eventually confessed to the theft and "may have been a disgruntled employee." Shell management recently cut her work hours significantly.

Each of the stolen lottery tickets cost $20, making a roll of 30 worth $600. Police charged Webster with grand theft.

State records show Monday's arrest was Webster's first. She remained at the St. Lucie County jail Tuesday on $2,500 bail.

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