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Thief breaks into Fayetteville high school, steals candy

Posted May 31, 2013

— A Fayetteville man is accused of breaking into a high school and stealing lollipops and a ball, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said Friday.

Investigators said Justin Statton Files, 20, of the 500 block of Orlando Street, used a rock to break a window at Howard Health and Life Sciences High School on Camden Road. Deputies patrolling the area saw him running from the school.

The stolen property was valued at $3.20.

Files was charged with felony breaking and entering, felony larceny after breaking and entering, and possession of stolen goods.

He was held in the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $5,000 bond and is scheduled for a first court appearance Friday.


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  • jcrew1979 Jun 3, 2013

    I'm sure somebody somewhere would have been nice enough to buy the kid a candy bar! Geez!!

  • Relic May 31, 2013

    Look, the guy's blood sugar was low and he also needed a ball to play with because he was bored and there was nowhere else around so he broke in. Makes perfect sense...to the firm of Howard, Fine and Howard

  • tiggerbeth May 31, 2013

    That's some expensive candy!!

  • ripetomatoes May 31, 2013

    He should have stolen some education while he was in there.

    Great mug shot.

  • caesarrodney1980 May 31, 2013

    A teacher friend has said repeatedly that we have polluted the gene pool by child-proofing everything. We have taken survival of the fittest out of the equation and now have to deal with generations unable to care for themselves. This fellow may be one of those kids the teacher was referring to......

  • j25 May 31, 2013

    "Remember Earl's brother, Randy, from My Name Is Earl? This is who this guy reminds me of." - NotUrTypicalAmerican

    Hahaha! So true! That was definitely a "Randy" move.

  • Six String May 31, 2013

    Must have been really good candy. Hope he stashed away enough to last him 5 to 10 years.

  • Scubagirl May 31, 2013

    bless his little heart.......


    REALLY???? that's the best he could do?? Bless his little heart :)

  • Rebelyell55 May 31, 2013

    This does sound funny, but, the cost to repair that window won't be cheap, and it'll end up costing tax dollars (even if he does pay for it).

  • NotUrTypicalAmerican May 31, 2013

    Remember Earl's brother, Randy, from My Name Is Earl? This is who this guy reminds me of.