TheSmokingGunA Dunkin’ Donuts patron tried to pay for a cup of coffee with prescription muscle relaxants, according to Florida police who arrested the man on a drug charge. Richard Bourque, 30, allegedly tried the coffee-for-pills gambit late Monday evening at a Dunkin’ Donuts in Pinellas Park. An employee told police that when she rejected Bourque’s barter offer of “unknown pills,” he walked out with the coffee. Cops subsequently located Bourque at a nearby McDonald’s. After he reportedly agreed to be searched, a patrolman located eight pills that were later identified as methocarbamol, a drug prescribed for muscle pain and stiffness. Bourque, seen above, was arrested when he could not produce a prescription for the pills (which he said were “given to him by ‘Aaron’”). Bourque was not charged with boosting the Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. Bourque yesterday pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of possession of drugs without a prescription. He was fined $550 and sentenced to a day in jail. Bourque’s rap sheet includes collars for domestic battery, theft, violating probation, and driving with a revoked or suspended license.
A Florida man named Richard Bourque tried to pay for Dunkin’ Donuts coffee with prescription drugs, and ended up behind bars, because when the Dunkin’ Donuts employee rejected the random loose pills from the man’s pocket he stole the coffee anyway. These events happened in Florida, where everyone is apparently on prescription drugs, so we here at SportSmasher.com are shocked that the muscle relaxers were not accepted as payment based on the news stories we have seen out of Florida. Plus, I bought a large cold brew coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts this morning, it was gigantic and cost under $4. I guarantee that the random loose muscle relaxers that Richard Bourque tried to pay for the coffee with cost more than the coffee, so if the employee accepted the pills as payment, Dunkin’ Donuts would be in the green. In a world where trade and barter was still an acceptable form of payment Dunkin’ Donuts wins this deal.
To nobody’s surprise this happened in Florida:
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