DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. — It only took 30 minutes and what amounted to about five cents of electricity for Kaveh Kamooneh to find himself in an odd predicament. Kamooneh was taken to jail 10 days after a sheriff’s deputy spotted him with his electric Nissan LEAF plugged into an outlet outside a middle school according to WSB-TV.
Kamooneh said he was with his son at the school watching a tennis match when the incident occurred. He told the TV station when the deputy first spotted him, he had threatened to take him to jail on the spot for stealing, but instead let him walk free.
Then, to his surprise, he was arrested and charged with misdemeanor theft by taking after more than a week had passed. He said he posted $1,500 bail but remained in a cell for another 15 hours.
WSB-TV’s Diana Davis said police claim that Kamooneh was uncooperative, even though that detail is not listed on the arrest report. Furthermore, they said that he had been asked to leave school property, but didn’t have a sufficient answer as to why Kamooneh wasn’t charged with trespassing instead of theft.
His case goes before a judge next February.