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POLL: Brookdale CC Drops Ice Theft Charge Against Student

The community college has dropped theft charges against a freshman student who allegedly stole a cup of ice from their cafeteria.

According to the Asbury Park Press, Brookdale Community College dismissed the theft charge against freshman student Cedric Calero, a Manalapan resident who allegedly

The 18-year-old was issued a summons in late January when he filled a cup with ice after he had paid for his food, according to Press stories.

While a downgraded version of the incident citing "interference with a school employee" will still appear on Calero's school record, the APP report said, Calero's attorney, William Bajohr, verified that he will not be appearing in Middletown Municipal Court on Monday as previously scheduled.

Brookdale administration and the police department agreed to drop the charges against Calero at a school disciplinary hearing, according to the APP.

For a full version of the Asbury Park Press' report, click here.

Jesse March 24, 2012 at 12:44 AM
Are you kidding?? 54 people taking this poll actually considered it stealing?? Are you people nuts?
gjc March 24, 2012 at 02:22 PM
I was thinking the same thing only I called those folks "self-righteous."
Jerry March 24, 2012 at 05:32 PM
My tax dollars and my daughter's tuition pay the salary of the restaurant manager who created this situation. I want his sorry a$$ fired.
JP March 25, 2012 at 02:05 AM
Wait...what? Common sense is just that, common sense. Not something you go to college to learn.
sunshinestar March 25, 2012 at 02:43 AM
The world has gone Mad!!! Are they kidding??? Whoever the person was who started this, needs to get a reality check.

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