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Thirsty guy with no money faces multiple charges

Police charged him three times in the last five days
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Barrie Police had a repeat criminal who had the opportunity to meet with police three times in less than five days, eventually landing him a bed for the night to visit the courts in the morning.

On Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 5:35 p.m., the accused male took a taxi from Orillia to Barrie with no means to pay and was subsequently charged with transportation fraud.

Barrie Police received a similar call from a taxi driver on Monday, July 4, 2016 at 7:15 p.m. for the same male who took a cab across Barrie to a massage parlour. 

He was unable to prove payment for the massage so no services were rendered but the taxi driver was still without payment for his services. 

The male was again charged with transportation fraud, now holding paperwork for two future court dates.

Shortly before midnight, Barrie Police received another call in regards to the same male who was now at a Mac's Convenience store located at 62 Essa Road, in the City of Barrie.

He had selected a Chapstick and apple juice, chugging the juice until it was gone.

When questioned, he advised the store clerk he had no money to pay for the juice and swiftly selected a second juice, drinking it while walking out of the store. 

The male was located by police outside the door with the juice and Chapstick. 

He was arrested for the theft and multiple [breaches of probation] and transported to the Barrie Police Service to be held for a bail hearing Tuesday morning.

The 27-year-old Ajax man has been charged with:
    •    Theft under $5,000
    •    Fail to comply with probation x2
    •    Transportation fraud x2