This falls in the category of WTF: A couple in Bethlehem, PA was charged with theft for refusing to tip a waitress for what they say the service sucked.
The two college students had dinner with a group of friends and said the service wasn’t worth the 18% mandatory gratuity.
For starters, they waited almost an hour for an order of chicken fingers and fries, had to find their silverware for the table, and had to get their own drinks.
So when the $73.00 bill arrived at their table, they paid for the food, drinks, and tax but stiffed the waiter the $16.00 tip.
When they explained their reasons to the bartender, he called police, (jerk-off) and they were arrested.
“Nobody wants to be forced to pay a tip or get arrested for terrible service,” explained Leslie Pope, who was arrested.
“I understand that we did not pay the gratuity,” said John Wagner, who was also arrested. “But it was a gratuity. It’s something that’s not required.”
The cops charged everyone in the group with theft because the gratuity was part of the actual bill, now they will ALL have an arrest record, no matter what happens in court.
Land of the free, and the home of the brave. We better wake people.
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