Georgia man charged with theft for plugging in electric car

leafGEORGIA—A man in Atlanta was confronted by police when he plugged his Nissan Leaf into a school outlet “stealing” about five-cents worth of electricity. He was arrested for the “crime” ten days later.

According to ArsTechnia,

Kaveh Kamooneh plugged an extension cable from his Nissan Leaf into a 110-volt external outlet at Chamblee Middle School while his son was practicing tennis. A short time later, he noticed someone in his car and went to investigate—and found that the man was a Chamblee police officer. “He informed me he was about to arrest me, or at least charge me, for electrical theft,” Kamooneh told Atlanta’s Channel 11 News.

Sergeant Ernesto Ford of the Chamblee Police Department told News 11 that a theft is a theft and he would arrest anyone for theft.