This hit my news feed for reasons I can’t fathom.
‘To the girls that ran out and didn’t pay their tab…’: Restaurant worker gets payback on customers who didn’t pay tab but forgot their glasses
A restaurant worker shared the revenge she exacted on a table that walked out on their tab but left behind a pair of glasses.
TikToker Jessica Guevara (@jurassicah) includes a message “to the girls” who left the establishment without paying and shows what happened to their spectacles as a result in a TikTok that was viewed over 260,000 times.
Guevara says in the video, as the restaurant’s music booms in the background: “To the girls that ran out and didn’t pay their tab.”
“You left your glasses, bitch,” she adds, holding up a pair of glasses. She then slams the glasses on the floor and steps on them, snapping them into two pieces. She continues to stomp on them, crushing at least one of the lenses.
Her revenge against the tab-dodger sparked a litany of different reactions from TikTokers. Some remarked that the cost of the patron’s glasses were probably well over double the amount of her tab, but nevertheless supported the worker. “Girl glasses are like $300 omg my soul. But go you,” one said.
This estimate is accurate. According to ValuVision.com, the average cost of a pair of women’s glasses, without insurance, which includes frames and lenses is $351.
God damn people are fucking stupid.
Especially when gunning for likes and clicks on social media.
The girls ran out on a $125 tab.
The server smashed $350 in glasses.
IANAL, but some quick internet sleuthing shows that running out on a restaurant bill is considered theft and can be a misdemeanor or a felony depending on the value and the location.
Same with willful destruction of property.
So we have two parties who now committed crimes against one another.
My suggestion would have been to hold onto the glasses and return them when the bill is paid.
But that doesn’t make for a very good revenge video for TikTok likes.
Because people are fucking stupid on social media.
I hope all the girls get into legal trouble for this to teach them all a lesson on not being fucking garbage people.
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It’s worse than that.
The server, assuming she’s not a co-owner of the restaurant, wouldn’t get $125 (although depending on the restaurant she might be liable for it if the customers bailed). She’d get around $25, assuming the girls tipped at 20% and the restaurant doesn’t have a tip pool. So she destroyed well more than 10x worth of property, than she would have expected to receive.
(I am not going to get started on tip-flation … my blood pressure is high enough already today.)
IANAL, but it seems that when you steal from me, leave your stuff at the scene of the crime, the stuff now belongs to me. Glasses are mine, I don’t wear glasses, I can dispose of them in any manner I see fit. IMHO
You’d think; but unfortunately the law is almost never that simple, I’m afraid. I have no idea how it would play out in this case, e.g. is there an established “reasonable standard of care” retail establishments must maintain for forgotten items, and if so, what is it, and is it altered in circumstances such as theft, etc.
Oh, I have no doubt that you can find ten lawyers to argue twenty different opinions on what, legally, can be done to both parties. Then the city attorney, county attorney, district attorney, fed attorney, any asskissing cop can file charges both ways, file charges both ways, file charges both ways, file charges both ways, forfuckingevermore.
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