Erwin Lingitz, Minnesota man, arrested for allegedly taking too many free samples

Free sample trays can lead to ugly business. Take 68-year-old Erwin Lingitz, of Gem Lake, Minn., who says he was roughed up at a Cub Foods when confronted over his allegedly egregious abuse of the lunch meat sample tray.

A spokeswoman for the store says Lingitz violated "societal norms" regarding how much he took from the trays,.

He was arrested with 16 packets of soy sauce, over a half-pound of summer sausage and .85 pounds of beef stick in his pockets.

This, after allegedly filling produce bags with "up to 20 cookies from the 'kids' cookie club tray.
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krmills1 Apr 17, 2013
Geez, why don't they leave the poor guy alone, he is probably poor and /or homeless and needs some free food!
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LokaFreeThings2 Apr 17, 2013
@krmills1 I know right! They're supposed to be "free samples." Ridiculous they arrested him:(
shopange08 Apr 17, 2013
I thought DP got rid of the "News" category?
LokaFreeThings2 Apr 17, 2013
@shopange08 They got rid of the "freebies" category too but thankfully brought them both back.