Paying The Bartender With The Credit Card You Just Stole From Him Will Get You No Beer

Returning to the scene of the crime is one mistake that often gets criminals caught — but what about returning the actual item pilfered during a crime to its rightful owner? That will also get you in trouble, of course. A man who stole a credit card didn’t realize when he tried to pay for his beer that the bartender was also his recent victim.

According to Miami Beach police, the man broke into a car in a parking garage on Monday night and came away with a stolen credit card. In his quest to grab a cold one, he walked into a bar soon after and handed over the card to pay for his beer. That’s when the bartender noticed, oh, hey, that’s my own darn name on the card.

The bartender kept his wits about him and had security call the cops. They showed up and charged the man with credit card fraud and theft, although he claimed he just found the card on the ground in the parking garage.

The Miami Herald says the man, who is apparently homeless, was arrested and booked into the county jail. All for the love of beer.

Miami Beach police: Man tries to buy beer with card stolen from the bartender [Miami Herald]


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  1. Blueskylaw says:

    HOMER: “No TV, no beer make Homer something something.”
    MARGE: “Go crazy?”
    HOMER: Don’t mind if I do!

  2. dush says:

    Alternate headline: Homeless Man Receives Shelter

  3. NickRayko says:

    What, no blaming the bartender for leaving his credit card in his car? This place is getting softer.

  4. july18 says:

    what’s up with the picture of pretending to feed alcohol to an infant?

  5. kanenas says:

    Not that this excuses the crime but why do people leave credit cards in cars?

  6. surfphoto says:

    Beer – the cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems.

  7. travel_nut says:

    You missed it by just a few seconds.

  8. Obtruder says:

    He’s lucky the bartender went about it the right way. I imagine some places would call the “police”, if “police” meant dragging you out behind the bar and security beating the shit out of you for your trouble.