Tom Murphy told officers that he approached the couple early Monday evening and told them to stop. But the man, identified by cops as Jeremie Calo, responded, "She can't get up at this time." Calo, 32, was referring to his companion Tiffani Lynn Barganier.
Murphy told police that he directed Calo to "Compose yourself, pay your tab or I'll call the police." Calo, however, signed his check "NO" and then scuffled with a restaurant employee when he tried to leave without paying.
Murphy and the worker restrained Calo until the arrival of cops, who arrested Calo for defrauding an innkeeper.
The world is going to hell in a handbasket, but hell is either a VERY long way or we are dawdling. Twenty years ago, when I worked for a major international airline, we had an incident on a flight from Hong Kong where a flight attendant was providing extraordinary customer service to a first class passenger on the floor behind the last row of seats, just in front of the galley. Despite obvious and frequent sounds of enjoyment rattling the cabin for sometime, the other crew members only saw fit to interrupt when they began readying the cabin for landing. Apparently the flight attendant was not inclined to prepare for landing as she was taking off at the time.
At least the first class passenger had already paid for his ticket, and the drinks were free. So no arrests were made.