Florida Man Wearing "Jail Sucks!" T-Shirt Is Booked Into Jail For Welfare Fraud

Meet Don Castner.

The 39-year-old was one of dozens of Florida residents arrested today on welfare fraud charges. Castner and his codefendants were swept up in “Operation Meal Ticket,” an undercover probe run by the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

Castner, who is locked up in lieu of $5000 bond, was charged with felony welfare fraud for allegedly selling Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) cards to undercover agents. Some suspects used the proceeds of the illegal EBT card sales to purchase drugs and alcohol, according to investigators.

As seen above, when Castner was arrested today he was wearing a t-shirt with the message “Jail Sucks!” and a drawing of a stripe-wearing inmate behind a set of bars. Castner had to replace the shirt with a blue smock when he was subsequently booked into the county lockup (where he posed for the mug shot at right).

Castner’s disdain for confined spaces is likely a byproduct of his lengthy rap sheet, which includes collars for burglary; battery; drug possession; contempt of court; assault on a law enforcement officer; and domestic battery by strangulation.