Diners who eat without paying caught through Facebook

This one is funny though a little lengthier than what I usually post.

Dodgy diners at Seagrass in Melbourne Facebooked

The drama unfolded last week when a group of five young diners, after drinking at the bar, requested a table at the Southbank restaurant.

Over dinner, they worked their way expertly through the menu, ordered and drank fine wines and, after ordering dessert, slipped out “for a smoke”. They kept going.

Leary was left with an unpaid bill for about $520, and little hope of recovering his money.

“It was then I remembered that when the group arrived, one of them had asked about one of our waitresses who was not working that night,” Leary said yesterday.

The waitress gave him a name and then he thought of Facebook.

“The site also gave me his place of employment, which was handy.”

Leary discovered that both the man and his girlfriend worked at another Southbank restaurant.

Angered that it was workers from his own industry who had perpetrated the scam, he stormed down to the restaurant and confronted the restaurant owner, who promised to deal with the matter.
Within hours, the restaurant manager arrived at Seagrass with the ringleader, who not only paid the bill, but left a generous tip for staff.

“The restaurant manager then told me he would let me know what further action would be taken,” said Leary. (Source: News.com.au)

Ahh, Facebook’s handy. I found many secondary school friends there. It’s such a good tool.