A Pennsylvania couple was arrested after refusing to pay a tip at a local pub.
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (WiredPRNews.com) – A couple was arrested and charged with theft following their refusal to pay a mandatory gratuity after eating at a Pennsylvania pub. As reported by NBC Philadelphia news, Leslie Pope and John Wagner paid their food and drink bill after dining with friends at the Lehigh Pub, but refused to pay a $16 tip due to complaints of bad service, which led to a bartender reporting them to police.
Wagner is quoted in the report as stating of being arrested for not paying the tip, “I understand that, you know, we didn’t pay the gratuity, but it was a gratuity, it wasn’t something that was required.”
A court date for the couple has reportedly been set for next month; however, there is doubt that the charges will stand.
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