STRANGE NEWS: Man arrested after leaving small tip at pizzeria

Sept. 12, 2004

The Associated Press: LAKE GEORGE, N.Y. — Humberto A. Taveras was arrested for leaving an inadequate tip at a restaurant on Sept. 12.

Taveras, 41, faces a misdemeanor charge of theft of services after he and his fellow diners argued with Soprano's Italian and American Grill managers over the legality of requiring an 18 percent tip for large parties.

"They chased us down like a bunch of criminals," Taveras said. "It killed our weekend."

Taveras and eight others had pizza at the restaurant and said they weren't completely satisfied with the food and left a tip of less than 10 percent.

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Topics: Crime , Service

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