All of us have done impulsively stupid things at some point in our lives, but in most cases, there were no long-term consequences to face.
However, consider the situation of Scott Masters of Missouri who was recently accused of swiping a doughnut from a store but could face up to 30 years in prison, according to an Associated Press report.
According to authorities, he allegedly pushed a clerk away as she tried to prevent him from getting away with the doughnut. The contact is being considered simple assault, which transforms the misdemeanor shoplifting charge to a strong-arm robbery.
That, along with his previous criminal record, could result in him getting 30 years.
For his sake, I hope the doughnut had sprinkles on it.