It is not unexpected to receive a check at the end of one’s meal, so we’re not sure why one diner at a restaurant in Florida was moved to such rage over getting the bill that he allegedly broke his server’s finger.
According to the Palm Beach Daily News, the server in question was asked by a diner’s wife to fetch the dinner bill at Club Colette. When he brought it to her, she directed him to give it to her husband instead, says the police report. Well, hubby didn’t like that one bit.
In the police report, via Eater.com, he began ranting, yelling, “You schmuck, why did you bring the bill to the table?” He then grabbed the server’s left hand and began squeezing and twisting his fingers, according to the police.
The server says he was in pain and had his hand X-rayed at a walk-in clinic, which showed that his left ring finger was broken.
The cops aren’t taking further action yet, as the waiter says he’s going to speak with an attorney. The restaurant’s owner says his employees do what is asked of them by diners, and that they don’t have a policy as to how the check should be presented.
Report: Club Colette waiter says guest broke his finger [Palm Beach Daily News]