Heroin User Steals Food Cart Tip Jar

Posted Thursday, May 17, 2012 --- 11:06 a.m.

Incident Report from the Madison Police Department:

Incident Type: Theft

Incident Date: 05/16/2012 - 3:11 PM

Address: N. Lake St. @ State St.

Arrested: Dustin D. Skinner, age 21, Waukesha, WI
Mr. Skinner was arrested for Possession of Heroin, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Theft.

Details: A Waukesha man said he shot heroin in downtown Madison Wednesday afternoon, and 20-minutes later determined he needed more of the drug. To obtain funds, he grabbed the tip jar off of the Banzo food cart, which was set-up in the Library Mall. An employee gave chase.

At that very moment, a MPD officer was at the intersection of N. Lake St. and State St. on routine patrol. He was in the right place at the right time and took over for the food cart employee. The suspect was tracked down as he headed toward Lake Mendota. He was taken to a hospital and then to jail.

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