MASON CITY – Two Mason City men allegedly tried to stiff a local business who served them food and drink – but only one was guilty of the crime.
The incident took place on Monday night, August 29 at about 7:35 PM, when an employee at Burke’s Bar & Grill reported three patrons left the establishment without paying for food and drinks they had consumed, totaling $19.00.
Officers tracked down the two males, listed as Robert Joshua Jones, age 36 of Mason City and Manuel Trevino Hernandez, age 35 of Mason City. Jones was arrested for 3rd Degree Theft (charge enhanced due to multiple prior convictions). Hernandez was cited for 5th Degree Theft.
Jones took a deal and pled guilty to fifth-degree theft. He was ordered to spend 2 days in jail and pay $243.63 in court fees and costs, including $18.63 in restitution.
The theft charge against Hernandez was dropped.