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PostSubject: Couple Busted for Refusing to Pay Tip   Thu Nov 19, 2009 10:39 pm

Patrons claim service was so bad, they had to get napkins and silverware for themselves

If you’re frustrated by poor service at a restaurant, think twice before you decide to not tip. You may be in for a bit more than just a dirty look from the waiter.

"Nobody, nobody wants to be forced to pay a tip or be arrested for terrible service," Leslie Pope said when her happy hour ended in handcuffs.

Pope and John Wagner were hauled away by police and charged with theft for not paying the mandatory 18 percent gratuity totaling $16 after eating at the Lehigh Pub in Bethlehem, Pa. with six friends.

Pope claimed that they had to wait nearly an hour for their order and that she had to get napkins and silverware for the table herself.

At this point I became very annoyed because I had already gone up to the bar myself to have my soda refilled because the waitress never came back,” Pope said.

After the $73 bill came, the group paid for food, drinks, and tax but refused to pay the tip. After explaining the bad service to the bartender in charge, Pope claimed he took their money and called police. The couple was handcuffed and placed in the back of a police car.

“I understand that, you know, we didn’t pay the gratuity, but it was a gratuity, it wasn’t something that was required,” said Wagner.

The owner admitted that the group waited unusually long for their food, but said the pub was extremely busy that night. He said managers offered to comp the food, a claim the couple denies ever happened.

“Obviously we would have liked for the patron and the establishment to have worked this out without getting the police involved,” said Deputy Police Commissioner Stuart Bedics.

Police charged them with theft since the gratuity was part of the actual bill. However, it is doubtful that the charges will hold up in front of a judge. The couple is scheduled to appear in court next month.
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PostSubject: Re: Couple Busted for Refusing to Pay Tip   Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:57 am

hahaha DAMN! this world is fucked..
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PostSubject: Re: Couple Busted for Refusing to Pay Tip   Fri Nov 20, 2009 1:50 am

Bitches should get the chair

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PostSubject: Re: Couple Busted for Refusing to Pay Tip   Fri Nov 20, 2009 9:08 am

U.S seems to be the only country where tips are mandatory meaning terrible service will still get you the tips why cant it just be like everywhere else where we choose to tip and people who provide good service will receive good tips?
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PostSubject: Re: Couple Busted for Refusing to Pay Tip   Fri Nov 20, 2009 2:05 pm

Geez, he called the police for $16? A bit too far...
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PostSubject: Re: Couple Busted for Refusing to Pay Tip   Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:15 pm

It kind of kills the purpose of the tip...
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PostSubject: Re: Couple Busted for Refusing to Pay Tip   Fri Nov 20, 2009 3:21 pm

wow, that owner is an asshole.

i know, i haste going out with my friends becuase i feel like i will go to hell if i dont tip. sometimes, i dont want to tip, but i feel obligated to do so.

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PostSubject: Re: Couple Busted for Refusing to Pay Tip   Thu Nov 26, 2009 1:03 pm

In Finland you don't tip Razz Well... you can but people will just think your weird
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PostSubject: Re: Couple Busted for Refusing to Pay Tip   Thu Nov 26, 2009 3:05 pm

I still think that would be the most epic place to live Shin.
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PostSubject: Re: Couple Busted for Refusing to Pay Tip   Thu Nov 26, 2009 3:36 pm

wait, you still just think? i (without any experience) KNOW it is the best place to live. also, close to norway, one of the places i want to visit before i die

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PostSubject: Re: Couple Busted for Refusing to Pay Tip   Thu Nov 26, 2009 4:02 pm

brutality, thynameismetal wrote:
wait, you still just think? i (without any experience) KNOW it is the best place to live. also, close to norway, one of the places i want to visit before i die

opinions change with time.
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