A local man is facing a second-degree burglary charge for swiping two Coca-Cola drinks from the garage of a home on Honeybee Trail in Fort Mill, authorities said.
That was a costly mistake for Nicholas Arnold, who was jailed on a bond of $5,000.
At a cost of $3.50 for a 12-pack at the local Walmart, Arnold’s bond could have bought over 17,000 cans of Coca-Cola.
The story behind Arnold’s burglary and arrest are bizarre. A homeowner on Honeybee Trail called police last Monday afternoon about a possible burglary. The victim said someone had been in his garage earlier in the day and took two Coca-Colas. The man said the burglar likely came in through a side door, which wasn’t locked.
Officers began to search the area for Arnold, who was reported to be around Carolina Orchards after running shirtless from officers earlier Monday. They found the suspect near Spratt Street at the entrance to Fort Mill Vision Center. That’s where Arnold confessed to going into the homeowner’s garage and stealing the sodas.
Arnold, 23, of Annafrel Street, Rock Hill, was charged with burglary in the second-degree. He remained in the York County Detention Center on Sunday night, unable to make bond.