Question by  needanycarp (15)

What can you do if someone is refusing to pay for restaurant food in Florida?

My friend refused to pay his restaurant food bill while in Florida.


Answer by  tamarawilhite (17883)

If someone ran out on a restaurant bill, that is theft of services and is a crime. If you witnessed this, you can report him to police. If you paid for them and you were eating too, the only recourse you have is to not go out with him.


Answer by  patti (29325)

Generally, skipping on a restaurant bill is "defrauding an innkeeper. " The owner or management of the establishment can notify the police and charges filed against the individual. If you were left holding the bag, you can sue your friend in Small Claims Court.


Answer by  epglaw (553)

An individual who refuses to pay for a meal can be charged with theft of services. The owner or waitress can call the police who can either arrest the individual or issue a summons to appear in court.


Answer by  Gabriel (2146)

If he ate the food, he has a legal obligation to pay for it and can be arrested for larceny if he refuses.

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