September 11, 2004

Man Arrested For Leaving Too Small a Tip

Greetings. Watch out! The next time you leave a smaller tip than the restaurant demands, you could end up in the slammer. A New York City man was arrested for "theft of services" after he left a tip of under 10% for a group of nine who had pizza. The resaurant owner claims he had the man arrested for being obnoxious, but it turns out that the issue of whether or not automatically-applied gratuities are legally enforceable debts may never have been litigated in the state of New York (in this case the restaurant demanded an 18% gratuity for groups of six or more people).

Now you know how to order a pizza with pepperoni, mushrooms, and handcuffs.


Posted by Lauren at September 11, 2004 08:46 AM | Permalink
Twitter: @laurenweinstein
Google+: Lauren Weinstein