Fake waiter accepted money from patrons
Hoboken, N.j. | April 21, 2009 12:01:13 AM IST
Police in New Jersey said a man tricked patrons at two restaurants into giving him a total of $186 by pretending to be a waiter.
Investigators said a man in his 20s with a spiky hair style approached two women dining at Hobson's Choice restaurant in Hoboken and accepted their $90 cash payment for their meal, The Jersey Journal of Jersey City, N.J., reported Monday.
The man was next spotted at Margherita's Pizza and Cafe at about 9 p.m. the same day and asked three women at a table if they were ready to pay, police said.
He took the money from them and walked straight out of the restaurant, said Anthony Buzzerio, a manager at the restaurant.
The women told police they had given the man $96 for a $66 bill and had expected change.
Buzzerio said the restaurant was forced to comp the women's bill.
Once we saw that they had put the money on the table -- we wouldn't charge the customers twice, he said.
This is the first time I've come across something like this, Buzzerio said. Hopefully he gets what's coming to him. (UPI)
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