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Man lost everything over ... a Twix bar

Iowa Man Fired After Allegedly Using Forklift To Get Candy Bar
An Iowa man who recently lost his job, his house and his girlfriend over a forklift incident is chewing it over with Twix ... literally.

Robert McKevitt says an attempt to get a simple candy bar ended up being quite the catastrophe.

McKevitt says he put a buck in a vending machine at the Polaris Industries' plant where he worked as a forklift operator. The Twix he wanted got stuck, so he put in ANOTHER dollar, but nothing happened.

McKevitt allegedly then commandeered his handy dandy forklift and picked the machine up multiple times, then dropped it from 2 feet off the ground.

The former vet says the Twix came out, but he was still upset over the vending machine taking his extra dollar. Upon moving the machine back, a supervisor showed up and didn't like what he saw.

A few days later, McKevitt lost his job over misconduct and CNN reports the financial stress ended his relationship with his girlfriend and caused him to move in with his brother. A judge has also denied his claim for unemployment benefits.

McKevitt says he's now working at Walmart.

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end3651 February 27 2014 at 6:45 AM

If he was openly gay, then he made history as the first openly gay forklift operator to lose his job over dropping a vending machine from a forklift because it didn't dispense a Twix.

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redwingirish February 24 2014 at 9:20 PM

Sometimes even what you eat can change history! Remember BUSHY-BOY and the PRETZEL?....God! If only that pretzel had been one day older!

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llsaw February 24 2014 at 8:39 PM

We had an Ice cream machine that constantly jammed. The Service man said too bad. He didn't give refunds. After he filled the machine with ice cream sandwiches and ice cream bars and left the property, we unplugged the machine and forklifted it outside to the other side of the building. When the service man arrived the following week he found his machine full of melted ice cream and bugs galore but no money. He took the machine and we got another vender. Such a sweet ending.

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redwingirish February 24 2014 at 9:21 PM

I like your style!

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sugarcreekchile February 24 2014 at 8:34 PM

The guy is a loon. Vending machines are notorious for taking your money and not giving you the product. I'd have fired the guy for cause, too. Where I work, if the machine gips you, you report it to a company person and they send for reimbursement from the vending machine company which you recieve within a week. This guy has serious anger management issues. Who takes a forklift to a vending machine that's in their right mind?

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Dan February 24 2014 at 8:00 PM

No one to blame but himself. If anything, he should have complained to the company that services the vending machine.

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jgoetheltucson February 24 2014 at 7:50 PM

Who's the idiot who drove the forklift in and then picked it up with said forklift and dropped it 2 feet. The guy deserved to be fired. He brought this all on himself by his stupid actions. Don't feel one bit sorry for this guy.

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David February 24 2014 at 7:37 PM

Another idiot blaming everyhin bt himself for bad in his life. The Twix bar did not get him fired or make him lose his girlriend or anything else. His ignorance made him lose his job and his girlfriend. Had he not been a hothed, oul hav gotten the 1-800 numb off of the vending machine and called them and told them that the machine owed him for the candy bar, when they came to refill it, they woiuld have saw tha they owed him and gave hi8m his money or he could have sued or he could have just never boght another candy bar from that machine.

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John Myers February 24 2014 at 7:27 PM

I do believe that Mr. McKevitt needs to take an attitude adjustment period. I have to wonder what he would have done had he not had a forklift handy?

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carnut122 February 24 2014 at 7:25 PM

So, because of the Twix, there's no Pay-Day?

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sugarcreekchile February 24 2014 at 8:36 PM


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jcsconcreteinc February 24 2014 at 7:09 PM

Walking to my candy bowl now. MMMMMM, Twix.

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