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.

Michael D. Albano November 20, 2012 at 03:50 PM
Dearborn's Finest come to the rescue, as the always do. The best part of the article was where a police officer took the money from the man's wallet and paid the bill. Just loved that quick thinking. :)
Bill Leavens November 20, 2012 at 04:25 PM
The cop wasn't right in going into the mans wallet.
A. Al-Saati November 20, 2012 at 04:50 PM
the cop did the man a favor by paying the bill, otherwise he would've charged with theft.
Marium Wilke November 20, 2012 at 06:07 PM
Way to go Dearborn's finest...Bill maybe the man told the officer to pay the bill when he realized he was going to the slammer...He did him a big favor..GOOD JOB!!!!!
Karen November 20, 2012 at 06:25 PM
The food and service is so bad at that restaurant, maybe he refused to pay because of that. LOL
City of Dearborn (Editor) November 20, 2012 at 09:38 PM
Well he clearly liked the drinks!
Lee Jacobsen November 21, 2012 at 01:20 AM
Liquor and common sense certainly don't mix. The drunk had the 'means' but not the sense to open his wallet. Look out, he may sue the cop for theft.
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 (Editor) 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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