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Stingy soda machine gets torched

  • Woman sets fire to vending machine
  • Says it took her money, but did not give her the drink
  • Tells the court: 'I done it'

A woman in North Carolina is accused of lighting a vending machine on fire after it took her money. 

Store workers say they watched Debra Johnson torch the thing by stuffing newspapers into the opening that her soda did NOT come out of and lighting the pages on fire. 

And she's not denying it.

Shielding her face from cameras she represented herself in court, she said, "I'm guilty. I don’t need a lawyer to lie for me ‘cause I'mma tell you. I done it."

Johnson is charged with two felonies.

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