"...because of previous petty theft convictions, the charge for drinking the unpaid-for soda was increased from a misdemeanor to a felony, the arrest report shows."
I saw this yesterday. Apparently he has something like two dozen or more misdemeanor convictions, so this was made a felony due to him being a (much) repeat offender
"I am a repeat offender! I repeat, I WILL offend again!"
"I saw a flock of moosen! There were many of 'em. Many much moosen. Out in the woods- in the woodes- in the woodsen. The meese want the food. The food is to eatenesen."