In Augusta – Dollar General Customer Throws Fit Over Price of UGA Blanket

A Dollar General customer was arrested Friday for allegedly shattering the glass of the Augusta store over the price of a Georgia Bulldog blanket.

Darren Ford, 23, of North Augusta, Criminal damage to property

Darren Ford became upset because a Georgia Bulldog throw-blanket was $15 and not $7. The incident, which happened on June 2, escalated when Ford became loud and started cursing as he left the store, which is located at 3134 Wrightsboro Road.

“A few moments later, the subject pushed a shopping cart into the front left door of the business, causing the glass to shatter,” a sheriff’s report says.

A witness saw Ford leave in a black sedan and got the tag number.

Ford was eventually identified, and the 23-year-old resident of North Augusta was arrested Friday for criminal damage to property.

Ironically, the damage to the store is estimated at $1,500.

If you think about it, Ford could have purchased 100 Georgia Bulldog throw-blankets for the ultimate cost of his temper tantrum.

Ford gives his side of the story in this unedited message to The Jail Report:

“I Went To The Dollar General On Wrightsboro Rd On June 2nd I Bought A Few Items And A UGA Blanket Was One Of The Items I Had When I Got To The Register To Pay For The Items The Cashier Explained To Me That The Blanket Was 15 Dollars I Said No In The Back It Says 8 The Assistant Manager Travis Reed Who Lied And Said He Was The Store Manager At The Time Said No I’m Not Going To Check If Ol Buddy Wants That Blanket He Will Be 15 For It So I Began To Say Why Are You Being Rude And I Ask The Cashier What Was His Name He Said Jerry And Then I Asked Her Another Question Who Is The Store Manager He Said He Was So I Stated That I Was Gone Call Corporate On Him And When I Left The Store I Pushed The Buggy To My Car Got My Belongings And When I Was l Finished I Pushed It Back And It Went Info The Glass.”

This is one of many crime stories in this week’s edition of The Jail Report. Pick up your copy today in local convenience stores.

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