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Published:December 5th, 2013 11:17 EST

Owner of Electric Car Arrested For Stealing 5 Cents Worth of Power: Video

By Robert Paul Reyes

"There`s no such thing as a free lunch, or free electricity. That`s the lesson Kaveh Kamooneh, the owner of a Nissan Leaf electric car, is learning after spending 15 hours in jail for plugging his car into a public school`s outlet without asking.


Kamooneh was picking his son up from tennis practice at Chamblee Middle School in Chamblee, Ga., when he plugged his Nissan Leaf into a 110-volt external outlet and let it charge `for about 20 minutes, he says. A little more than a week later, cops showed up and arrested Kamooneh, charging him with stealing from the county."

Fast Company

It is un-American to buy a car with a brand name "Leaf", the word conjures up images of a leaf gently floating in the air, not an automobile burning rubber on the freeway.

Automobiles like the Ford Mustang, Pontiac Firebird, Shelby Cobra and Plymouth Barracuda speak of the power, boldness and free spirit that made America the greatest nation on Earth.

The Nissan Leaf is emblematic of the wussification of America; I`d rather be dead than drive a Nissan Leaf. I`d rather own a Porsche Carrera GT for one day, than tool around in Leaf for the next ten years.

Kamooneh should be sentenced to ten years of hard time in a federal penitentiary for stealing electricity. Make a man out of this wimp; I bet he`d drive a Mustang when he tasted freedom again.

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