Manatee inmate charged with releasing 'wrath' on commissary kiosk


MANATEE -- A Manatee County jail inmate, already facing at least five contempt of court and three battery charges, faces a new charge of criminal mischief after shattering the touch screen of a commissary kiosk, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

At 6:21 p.m. Oct. 15, 18-year-old Malik Henry of Tampa was standing near the machine mounted to a wall where inmates order food, send requests and research law. Henry reportedly struck the glass screen with his hand, shattering it.

Henry's phone history reveals a call later to his mother where he said: "Hey mama, how you doing? ... I'm going to the box. ... I snapped on the kiosk. ... I released my wrath on the kiosk."

When asked why he broke the kiosk, Henry said: "They had me heated all day."

The kiosk is owned by Swanson Services Corp. The sheriff's office will pay for the $915 repair out of the inmate commissary fund, according to deputies.

Booking information for Henry was not immediately available.