MILFORD, Iowa (CNN) – For some candy-lovers, a candy bar can provide that needed relief when things get a little tough.
Now, an Iowa veteran says his craving cost him his job, his house and his girlfriend.
McKevitt said, “I tried shaking it by hand, but it didn’t do anything. Then I tried putting in another dollar and nothing happened. I could see the candy bar dangling and I was already having a rough day. My girlfriend was nine months pregnant and it was rough.”
He added, “I shook the machine and the candy bar dropped so I was happy about that. But then I was upset that I had spent two dollars on a 90-cent candy bar. Then I took it upon myself to move the machine back with the forklift.”
McKevitt says a supervisor showed up and assumed the worst.
He said, “It may have looked like I was stealing candy bars, but the machine stole money from me.”
After being fired, McKevitt says the financial stress was too much and played a role in the demise of his relationship.
He was denied unemployment and unable to make rent payments, so he was forced to move out of his house and in with family.
However, he has since been hired by Wal-Mart.