Inebriated Man Refuses to Pay Bill, Arrested at Dearborn Restaurant

The following information was supplied by the Dearborn Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.

Dearborn police arrested a man Saturday at T.G.I. Friday's for disorderly conduct and attempting to skip out on his bill, according to department reports.

Police were called to the restaurant at 720 Town Center Drive just after 7:30 p.m. on Saturday based on reports that a customer was refusing to pay his $114 bill.

The man, a Taylor resident, told police that he didn't intend to pay his bill and wasn't going to leave. The man, police said, was visibly intoxicated and began shouting in the crowded restaurant, making a scene.

Officers informed the man that if he didn't pay his bill and exit calmly, he was going to be arrested. The man refused, and resisted arrest until officers pinned him against a table and cuffed him.

The man was taken in and charged with defrauding an innkeeper, disorderly intoxication and resisting an officer.

According to the Dearborn police report, an officer paid the outstanding bill with cash from the man's wallet.

Questions on this crime report? Email dearborn@patch.com.

Andrew Berger November 21, 2012 at 07:08 AM
so how is the guy being charged with defrauding the inn keeper when the cop took the money out of them nas wallet and paid the tab??? besides that the cop has no business going into the guys wallet in the first place without a search warrant. if he gets a good attorney you never know what could happen.....
Andrew Berger November 21, 2012 at 07:12 AM
and on another note how much did the place serve this guy without cutting him off???? doesnt cost more than $15 to eat at this place and he had a $114 tab?
Erika White Laszlo November 21, 2012 at 11:21 AM
Maybe he bought a couple of rounds.
Ali Jaafar November 21, 2012 at 05:00 PM
You never hear a person that smoked Marijuana act in such manner. He might forget to pay, lol, but never refuse to and cause a seen. Alcohol should be illegal.
City of Dearborn November 21, 2012 at 06:40 PM
That's a good point, Andrew. I don't know what the official charges ended up being before the district court - they may have thrown that out.


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