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He was just released from jail. His freedom lasted exactly 6 hours and 9 minutes.

Charles Folk
Charles Folk Brevard County Sheriff's Office

A Florida man just released from the Brevard County Jail Complex in Cocoa early Thursday morning got a short taste of freedom. About six hours or so.

Charles Folk wanted to get home, but had no ride.

So Charles Folk did what many people would do in this situation: He hailed a taxi, reports Florida Today.

The trip to his house in Melbourne was approximately 30 miles away, at a cost of about $70. At the end of the journey, the driver shut off the meter, but there was a problem: Folk was short on cash.

According to a police report, Folk told the driver that his sister, who was out of town, would give him a credit card over the phone, but that wouldn't cut it.

So the driver called the cops, and Folk was arrested yet again and made the trip back to the same jail he had recently left.

According to the Brevard County Sheriff's Office, Folk was charged this time around with petty theft.

The suspect had just been sprung from jail after being convicted on a charge of criminal mischief. He was arrested May 4 after he was accused of ransacking his house and damaging his roommate's stuff.

Want to know how fast this turnaround was, literally? The 40-year-old was released at 12:46 a.m. Thursday and booked back in again at 6:55 a.m.

He' s being held on $2,000 bail.

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