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Man Arrested For Collecting Cans To Start A Hedge Fund

Apr 6 2011 | 3:47am ET

A Connecticut man has been arrested for trying to start a hedge fund—five cents at a time.

Police in West Hartford said that Brent Goggins was “going door-to-door collecting cans because he was using them to get money to start a hedge fund.” Unsurprisingly, the people of Fenwood and Exeter avenues and Carol Road were suspicious, and alerted police.

Goggins, 32, was charged with soliciting without a permit. It’s not his first run-in with the law; he pleaded guilty to resisting arrest in 2007.

Speaking of resisting arrest, Goggins’ collar came with a bonus for law enforcement: He was knocking on doors with one Charles Cravish. Cravish, it turns out, is a fugitive, having been charged with resisting arrest in Florida.

Goggins was released on $100 bond, posted by his girlfriend despite the fact that Goggins and Cravish were using her car for their caper and got it towed. Cravish faces extradition to Florida.


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