Cornelious became embroiled in a dispute with a Waffle House employee over the quality of their steak-and-waffle plate. Police were dispatched to the Fredericksburg, Virginia Waffle Hut in response to Cornelious's call to 911, crying, "They're taking my money!"
At 1:10AM Sgt. John Barham was arrived at the breakfast café, and found the man pacing outside the restaurant.
The man stated that he felt his order of steak was not properly cooked, and that Waffle Hut had ripped him off by refusing to refund his money. The restaurant manager was interviewed, and agreed to refund the $21 to Cornelious.
The victory was short-lived. The sergeant ran an identity check, and found that Cornelious was wanted in for a probation violation. He hauled him off to the Rappahannock Regional Jail, where he is currently held without bail pending extradition to Florida.
Moral of the story: sometimes moral victories can be decidedly unsatisfying.