Arthur Fonzarelli (a.k.a. the Fonz, a.k.a. Fonzie) was arrested for theft in Minnesota's Mall of America. 72 year old Mr. Fonzarelle was witnessed by a security guard to approach a vending machine, hit the side, and get a free drink. The Fonz has been charged with a petty theft midemeanor and will appear before a judge on Tuesday.
As he was led from the mall in handcuffs, The Fonz kept saying that everyone should "be cool" and "Ayyy, Sit on it!"
Attorney for the arrested man, Warren "Potsie" Weber, said that "hey, everyone occasionally gets a free drink from a vending machine and everyone occasionally loses their change in one. I don't understand why my client should be charged here."
When Arthur was arrested, he was wearing blue jeans, a white t-shirt, and a black leather jacket that was estimated to be over fifty years old. His Harley Davidson motorcycle was found in the parting lot and was impounded.
The drink in question was not Coke or Pepsi. The "free soda" that Mr. Fonzarelli received as actually an "ensure."