Houston Restaurant Holds Customers Hostage Over Tip Rob Houglum LeadLinkMedia.com Friday, May 04, 2012
After a lady and five buddies did not leave 17-percent tip on their meal at a Houston, Texas trattoria called 'La Fisherman,' the manager locked them within and called the cops.
The girl and her chums claim that the cafe staff didn't deserve the 17-percent tip needed of parties of 5 or more. when talking of this case, who is right legally? Judge Napolitano discussed the legal consequences in the case on today's Fox and Friends.
Napolitano claimed there isn't any specific court controlling on this because the idea of adding tips is pretty new, but he explained that one discussion made by the restaurant could be that it wasn't a tip, it had been a surcharge that they were made aware of previously.
Alternatively, he announced, "It has been a custom and practice in this country for hundreds of years ; you like the service, you leave a tip. You don't like the service, you simply pay the bill and go, and the amount of the tip is to your own choosing."
Legally, he announced the cafe can't arrest these folks and hold them against their will. When talking about locking the customers within the diner, the judge asserts that's called fake imprisonment, so that the woman and her pals can technically sue the eatery. Tags: b