Man gets 14-day sentence for stealing milk

Posted on Oct 14 2011

Superior Court associate judge David A. Wiseman has slapped a 14-day prison term against a man who stole seven containers of milk worth $132.93 from a store on Capital Hill.

Wiseman sentenced Vincent San Nicolas Muña on Wednesday to six months in prison, all suspended except for 14 days, for theft, with credit for time served.

Muña will begin serving his sentence today, Saturday, at 8am; he is expected to be released on Oct. 28 and will be placed on two years of supervised release. He was also required to pay $132.93 to Sara Market, a $200 fine, $25 court assessment fee, plus probation fee.

The Office of the Attorney General had charged Muña with theft. He pleaded guilty as part of a plea deal.

Muña stole seven containers of 12.9 oz Similac infant formula from Sara Market on Aug. 22, 2010.

This wasn’t Muña’s first brush with the law; he has two prior arrests for alleged theft.

In April 2007, Muña and a 17-year-old boy were arrested shortly after a security guard caught them allegedly shoplifting some items at the former Price Costco in San Jose. The guard was injured when the teenager struggled.

In January 2008, Muña and a 17-year-old boy were arrested for allegedly beating up a businessman inside the Hi-Mart Store in Dandan.

Police said one of the suspects punched the storeowner in the face, causing a struggle. The suspects also allegedly attacked the owner with a metal pipe and a large rock.

It was not clear whether Muña was convicted in the San Jose and Dandan incidents.

Disclaimer: Comments are moderated. They will not appear immediately or even on the same day. Comments should be related to the topic. Off-topic comments would be deleted. Profanities are not allowed. Comments that are potentially libelous, inflammatory, or slanderous would be deleted.