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While being booked into the Corbin, Ky., jail, Michael Harp, 29, asked if he could make a call on his cell phone. The officers granted the request, and Harp used his phone inside the holding cell. A little while later, a Dominos Pizza driver showed up with five pizzas for “Officer Wilson” — who had arrested Harp. Police traced the pizza call to Harp’s phone and charged him with identity theft, theft by deception, and impersonating a police officer. Harp denies making the call. “I’m wrongfully accused on this here. They’ve charged me with two felonies over this pizza deal because I had my phone inside the holding cell,” Harp says. “There was about 10 people who probably used the phone, so it’s hard to say. Like I said, I never heard anyone say a word about Domino’s pizzas.” (MS/WKYT Lexington) ...If the jury doesn’t deliver a verdict on this in 30 minutes or less, is Harp free?
Original Publication Date: 10 August 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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