PA Woman Pitches Fit After Being Denied Vape Pods at a Convenience Store

Posted by Joseph D. Lento | Apr 16, 2024 | 0 Comments

A kerfuffle at a convenience store led to charges for an Easton woman. 

All that Sage Makenzee Flyte wanted was a couple of pods for her vape. But instead of leaving the 7-Eleven with her purchase, she left with several criminal charges after verbally harassing several people—including a PA state trooper. 

Suffering from the consequences of choices you made while enraged or otherwise overemotional? The LLF Law Firm Criminal Defense Team can help you put the incident behind you. Find out more by calling 888.535.3686 or by filling out this contact form.   

What Happened at the 7-Eleven 

On December 16, 2023, Flyte entered the 7-Eleven store on Route 147 in Jackson Township, accompanied by her aunt. After she told the employee behind the counter about the type of vape pods she wanted, the clerk asked to see her identification. In Pennsylvania, as in most other U.S. states, the minimum age to purchase tobacco products, including e-cigarettes and vaping accessories, is 21.  

When Flyte, 22, said she didn't have her ID, the clerk said he could not legally sell the vape products to her. 

Although her aunt was carrying identification and offered to buy the products on Flyte's behalf, the convenience store clerk refused to sell vapes to either woman. 

Things Escalate Quickly 

After being denied, Flyte allegedly became enraged. She began to berate the 7-Eleven employee, swearing, yelling, and calling him derogatory names. Flyte also called 911 a total of 5 times, each time being transferred to PSP Stonington. During one or more of those calls, according to Trooper Jordan Judson of state police at Stonington, the irate Flyte continued to scream, curse, and take potshots at the trooper she was speaking to. 

Flyte was charged with disorderly conduct with obscene language, summary harassment, and several misdemeanor counts related to her use of 911 for non-emergency calls.  

Don't Let Emotions Dictate Your Behavior 

It's human nature to become frustrated, irritated, and angry when our desires are thwarted. Yet it's not acceptable to become belligerent or lash out at others, especially innocent parties who are simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.  

Experts offer a range of tips for cooling off when you are red-hot with anger. Among the most effective strategies are removing yourself from the situation, taking deep breaths to calm the nervous system, and counting to 10 before you take action. While it might not be easy to stifle your impulse to scream, swear, or take a swing at someone, taking a breather can mean the difference between an unpleasant but ultimately insignificant encounter and being charged with an actual crime. 

Poor Decisions Require A Strong Defense 

Have your angry words or actions gotten the better of you? Being charged with a crime for your impulsivity might not be your finest moment, but it shouldn't torpedo your future.  

That's where the LLF Law Firm Criminal Defense Team comes in.  

Contact them ASAP to talk about your case. Call 888.535.3686 or click here

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