Saturday, January 26, 2013

New York City: Naples Lawyer Arrested for Failure to Pay $208 Restaurant Tab

An Italian attorney was arrested on Friday night (January 25) at a well-known New York City (Manhattan) for forgetting his wallet and refusing to pay his bill with the money he had at Smith & Wollensky, a well-known restaurant.

Graziano Graziussi, 43, an intoxicated attorney from Naples was eating with another person at the establishment when police were called because the patron refused to hand over $118 that he had in his pocket.

COMMENT: Normally, police are not called in most cases where a patron cannot pay his bill, but  Graziussi appeared drunk and attempted to leave the restaurant, although he offered to leave his iPhone as collateral while he went to retrieve his wallet.

Once Graziussi satisfied his restaurant bill, he was released.

The lesson-learned in this case is to always ensure you have your wallet BEFORE entering a business establishment, otherwise you might well face having an arrest record.