A Florida man legally bought a private island for 8 million dollars, then went to Kmart to steal things like Bed-skirts and Coffeemakers. Gets arrested and put in jail on Felony Charges.
After the millionaire bought the island legally, a week later he went to Kmart to do some shopping.
Authorities arrested 59 year-old Andrew Lippi on a felony Charge of Grand Theft. It becomes Grand Theft when you steal between $300-$5000 dollars worth of items.
Lippi apparently stole $300.59 worth of items, a few cents shorter and it wouldn’t have been a felony.
Authorities say between March 30th and April 5th, Lippi stole $300.59 worth of goods from a local Kmart, including a Keurig Coffeemaker, a Hamilton Beach Coffeemaker, eight light bulbs and a bed skirt.
Police say that Lippi not only stole the items, but over the course of a few days he packed other random items inside the original boxes, then returned them to the store for “his money back.”
Police say one box that was supposed to hold a $165 Keurig Coffeemaker, had a basketball packed inside, and another had a random used coffeemaker that replaced the Hamilton Beach Coffeemaker.
The arresting officer wrote in the report:
“I asked Lippi about the Keurig coffee machine being replaced by a basketball, and he stated the clerk should have realized there was no coffee machine by the weight of the box. I asked Lippi about the light bulbs, and he stated he returned the light bulbs because he paid too much money for them and did not know how they were switched.”
Lippi denied the allegations calling it a “Commercial dispute”, saying:
“It’s very complicated and I’d rather not get into it.”
A week prior to the arrest, he purchased Thompson Island for $8 million dollars from Key West.
Lippi was released without bond and is due to appear in court on April 18th.