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Spring Hill man accused of stealing boxes of KFC food

SPRING HILL

Employee accused of stealing KFC food

Underneath a pile of clothes in the backseat of a 1990 Lincoln Towncar, Hernando deputies found eight bags of chicken, two trays of macaroni and cheese, a cake and other assorted food items.

All that was missing was an iconic red-and-white striped cardboard bucket.

Christopher Hill told deputies he was taking the food to another KFC store in Brooksville. His managers at the store in Spring Hill thought he was taking the food for himself.

In the end, Hill lost his job and went to jail.

Hill, 19, was arrested Monday and charged with misdemeanor petit theft. He was released from the Hernando County Jail later in the day after posting $250 bail.

According to the Hernando County Sheriff's Office, a KFC employee saw Hill's vehicle parked on the side of the store near the freezer.

When the employee went into the freezer a little later, she noticed a number of items were missing.

The employee then walked over to Hill's Towncar and noticed two boxes inside labeled KFC, the report said. She told another employee, who also went outside and observed the two boxes.

Hill told deputies that he was told to take the food to Brooksville. His managers disputed that claim.

Managers at the store later fired Hill, issued a trespass warning against him and decided to press charges.

BROOKSVILLE

Charges of sex abuse of disabled girl dropped

Prosecutors have dropped charges against a Spring Hill man who was accused of performing sex acts on a mentally disabled girl.

Michael Mcie, 25, had four counts of sexual battery involving a girl between the ages of 12 and 18 — a felony — dismissed Friday.

Mcie was arrested Aug. 25 after an unidentified witness told deputies she saw Mcie coming out of a mentally disabled girl's bedroom and reported her suspicions to another unidentified woman. The girl later told deputies that she had sex with Mcie, according to an arrest report.

Mcie was released from jail on Monday. He had no prior criminal record in Hernando County.

"He was falsely accused," his wife, Cathy Mcie, said Tuesday. "People can make up any charges that they want to. This has destroyed our life in a number of ways — we lost everything we owned. The prosecutors should have to fix this."

Spring Hill man accused of stealing boxes of KFC food 06/23/09 [Last modified: Tuesday, June 23, 2009 8:36pm]
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