43-year-old Debra Johnson took out her frustration on a vending machine that ate her money. Johnson was at a Piggly Wiggly in New Bern, NC last week when a 7-Up machine took her money, so she lit it up. Firefighters responded to a blaze in front of the building, and investigators figured out that a vending machine had been set ablaze. After checking the surveillance footage, they saw a woman identified as Johnson kicking the machine. Police say that she set the fire by lighting a newspaper and sticking it inside of the machine. Refusing to walk away empty-handed, she got a drink from another machine and walked away.
North Carolina Woman Lights Vending Machine on Fire Because It Took Her Money
Oct 16, 2012
Everything inside of the machine was melted, including $35 worth of change. Johnson chose to represent herself in court because, as she boldly exclaimed, she was guilty. She's being held on $10,000 bail and will be in court again next week.
[via The Huffington Post]