Owners of Brewer’s Cabinet bar in Reno, Nevada filed a police report after a man ditched his $100 tab. It didn’t end there though.
After filing the police report, a co-owner of Brewer’s Cabinet posted a picture, that an employee took of Saul Zelaznog, on Facebook with a message warning other local businesses about his dining and dashing.
Brewers Cabinet wrote: “ATTN RENO: If you know, or see, this dude, please call RENO POLICE DEPT at 334-2121 immediately, and then remind him that his tab at The Brewer’s Cabinet is still waiting to be paid…. and his tab at Campo…. and his tab at Imperial…. and his tab at Chapel… and his tab at many other fine establishments. And, while you’re at it, you could tell him that visiting restaurants/bars with your friends, running up a huge bill, roughing up servers and then bailing is pretty uncool… pathetic, really. Get a life, man.
DOWNTOWN BUSINESS OWNERS: BEWARE.”
“Just trying to look out for all the other business owners,” said Chris Kahl, a co-owner of the Brewer’s Cabinet. “$100, that’s a lot of money to lose.”
According to the Reno Gazette-Journal, Zelaznog left the bar before paying his tab, but tried to defend himself and says it left to a series of misunderstandings.
“They’re acting like I ran out of there; I was going to be back to take care of my tab,” he said, adding that he is asking his family to wire him money to pay his Brewer’s Cabinet bill. Zelaznog admitted that he’d been unable to pay his tab at another bar, but left a “nice watch” as collateral.
Saul Zelaznog was arrested on a probation violation today, August 1, 2013. He is currently booked at the Washoe County Jail. No court date has been set at this time.
The Brewer’s Cabinet commented on the arrest on their Facebook page: “We hope that all of [Zelaznog’s] outstanding debts are paid in time, but more importantly, that he makes wiser decisions in the future.”
Man Jailed for Dining & Dashing After Restaurant Facebook-Shames Him
Last week, The Brewer’s Cabinet, a restaurant in Reno, Nevada, filed a police report after a patron left without paying his bill. Not satisfied with the police report, the restaurant also posted a picture of the man to the company’s Facebook page, hoping to warn other local businesses. The post went viral, gathering hundreds of shares and likes, and at least three other local restaurants confirmed that the same man owed them money.