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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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mjoutfit February 21 2014 at 9:32 PM

uh, smart girl. An idiot that would do something this stupid at work is capable of any kind of mayhem.

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michelle February 21 2014 at 4:35 PM

I can tell he is going to be a future Darwin Award nominee. He is not carrying much in the ol' brainbox. I have no sympathy or tolerance for idiots.

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TimerDiet February 21 2014 at 10:46 PM

hunger can make you do some crazy things!!!!

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clcav February 21 2014 at 4:32 PM

If $1.00 doesn't work, why waste $2.00? This all started out with making bad decisions.

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jonclong February 21 2014 at 11:03 PM

Should'a punched the Snickers button in the first place....

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jtf1000 February 21 2014 at 4:30 PM

If your car doesn't work you don't smash it,,,,,Do you?????

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Charlie B February 21 2014 at 11:03 PM

His relationship with his girlfriend could not have been on solid ground if she broke up with him after he lost hi job Shame on her.

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Frostie February 21 2014 at 4:28 PM

Reminds of the Seinfeld episode, George at the car dealership.
Sounds like he still didn't get his dollar back.

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BR549 February 21 2014 at 11:10 PM

Sometimes we make bad choices. However, I think he would've been better off, if he would've just accepted the loss of the first dollar, and walked away. I bet he would agree.

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Jim February 21 2014 at 4:24 PM

Reminds me of George Costanza @ the car dealership... http://youtu.be/ks3oItDhr_E
Need a moment?

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