Man Jailed After Bar Facebook-Shames Him for Bailing on $100 Tab

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After a night out, the only thing worse than waking up with a bad hangover would be waking up to discover that your night out has gone viral on the Internet. And then getting arrested three days later.

Brewer’s Cabinet, a bar in Reno, Nevada, uploaded a photo of a man to its Facebook page, urging the public to call the police if they saw him because he left without paying his $100 tab Tuesday night. “Bailing is pretty uncool… pathetic, really. Get a life, man,” the post reads.

More than 817 users have shared the bar’s public service announcement, which boasts 114 comments, including links to the personal Facebook profile of the culprit – identified as Saul Zelaznog. At least three other bar owners told KRNV he has a pattern of forgetting his wallet and slipping out.

Zelaznog told the Reno Gazette-Journal on Wednesday that the incident was a “useful disaster.” He also claimed he just didn’t bring enough money to pay the bill Tuesday night and that his family was sending it to him: “They’re acting like I ran out of there; I was going to be back to take care of my tab.” He said something similar happened to him at another bar, and he left a “nice watch” as “collateral.”

By Friday, the Associated Press reported that the man is in jail at Washoe County Detention Center in northern Nevada because of an “unspecified probation violation.” Brewer’s Cabinet updated its Facebook to share the news and said it hopes Zelaznog makes “wiser decisions in the future.”

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30 comments
KaedonAgronox
KaedonAgronox

The very fact that he was able to walk out without paying that tab is completely the bar's fault. Any bar that does not have a credit first policy in place, that does not allow you to get drunk without providing proof that you can pay for your drinks deserves to take this sort of hit. It is absolutely the fault of the bar owner/operator.

DeweySayenoff
DeweySayenoff

I suggest that the less "hip and trendy" words, "Posts Pic On Facebook" replace the 'please don't use them again words', "Facebook-Shames Him" in the headline.  At least then more than 3% of the reading public might have an idea what the story is actually about.

queenelizabethii
queenelizabethii

It would appear that Koyaanisqatsi, Powaqqatsi, and Naqoyqatsi have overtaken us.

DeanSmith1
DeanSmith1

How do you walk out on a bar tab?  Every bar I have ever been too swipes your card before you start drinking.

toweleeeie
toweleeeie

Walking out on your bar tab is about as gay as using the term, "Viral."

DondeHarper
DondeHarper

Not surprised this guy is as ugly and as full of lies as he seems to be.


What a piece of garbage. Hope he gets beat on in jail.

queenelizabethii
queenelizabethii

Details? Correctness? Clarity of thought? Grammar? These are bad things? "... most utilized medium..." How about most misused and abused medium? Pray, tell me what "And what's impressive is I'm engaging from home thus I purchase longer with my youngsters" means. Is this supposed to be "communication"? The writer sure put a lot of thought into that little gem, didn't he? Doesn't anyone think about what he wants to say anymore? Doesn't anyone proofread what he writes anymore? I make more misteaks (<-?) than everyone I know put together, but I at least try to minimize them.

Dreck and drivel! Two most excellent words! And, they certainly apply to the (stupid) article and this thread. The only fun thing here IS the grammar. I sympathize with those of you who HAVE to sift through this stuff to get to a "meaningful comment." Good luck finding one of these here. I wonder why anybody feels compelled to sift through any of this stuff in the first place. After all, Saul's pub cralwing habits aren't particularly newsworthy, are they? A big waste of everyone's Time, I should say. But it's what passes for news these days.

The headline is OK. It's just newspaper speak.

Olivia was Saul's date that night and he gladly posed for her.

If the decimal point on your next paycheck is one place to the left, don't sweat it. It's just a detail.

PattyLDixon
PattyLDixon

Two comments. 1) How did they get such a clear, and obviously posed, photo of him. 2) Team Grammar Nazi on this headline. Time Magazine should have higher standards then this drivel. This isn't The Daily Mail.

queenelizabethii
queenelizabethii

"Bar" is a noun and "Facebook-Shames" is a verb. They are, respectively, the subject and verb of the subordinate clause "After..." I may be wrong but the whole thing appears to be written using the English language. It's just a wild guess, though. "Bar-Facebook," on the other hand, is an obvious association mistake. Look at the headline again and notice where the hyphen is. By the way, "...terribly-written..." shouldn't have a hyphen. Oh là là We are having trouble with our hyphens today, aren't we? I wonder if Saul was wearing his "Bar-Face" when they "Book"ed him.

JeremyAaronBerns
JeremyAaronBerns

That is one terribly-written headline. I read it four times without any clue as to what language or grammar it was using, and certainly without understanding what a "Bar-Facebook" was.

MurgleBurger
MurgleBurger

He didn't just do this at one bar, He did this numerous times at many other bars and restaurants. If it was just one bar so what, it happens all the time. He would go into a bar or restaurant, run up a huge tab for him and all his friends and then just say oh sorry i forgot my credit cards. It happened at the restaurant I work at. before he was shamed on facebook, bars were already on the lookout for him and that is how the brewers cabinet new to take a picture of him and spread the work on facebook so that they could get his real name and find him so that he doesn't do it to any more local businesses.

DeweySayenoff
DeweySayenoff

@DeanSmith1 They probably went over the limit when the bill came due.  They don't charge incrementally.  They do it all at once at the end.

Piornet
Piornet

@toweleeeie Or using the term "gay".  Let's grow up - this isn't a Call of Duty game.

WilliamBarnes
WilliamBarnes

@queenelizabethii THAT........was a RANT! You should be ashamed of yourself for geting up so badly on the wrong side of the bed. Go back and wake up right. He was only trying to entertain the public, Your Highness!

ChristopherRWeiss
ChristopherRWeiss

@queenelizabethii  "Persnickety" means putting too much emphasis on minor or unimportant details.

Please put your horn rim glasses down and step away from your computer.  You are too uptight to be on the internet.




VicStevinson
VicStevinson

@MurgleBurger Absolutely! The two times I forgot my wallet, the first thing I did was ask for a manager and explain the situation and ask how I can handle it. Usually they take my info and trust me. This guy is a drunk slimeball.

MartinHarvey
MartinHarvey

@ChristopherRWeiss @queenelizabethii I know, right? I mean, what use is grammar on the internet? It's not as though it's now the most utilized medium through which human beings communicate these days. Jeez, why would anyone put some thought into such minor or unimportant details as the headline of an article run by a famous news source?

By the way, you have an extra space between "computer." and "You".

ChristopherRWeiss
ChristopherRWeiss

@bdoppes Since I don't fret about trivial things like the bad writing in internet article, I can't get by without it.  Thanks.

ChristopherRWeiss
ChristopherRWeiss

@MartinHarvey  Thank you for the suggestion on spacing.  However, in old school typing you are supposed to put two spaces after the end of a sentence before starting the next.  The habits I acquired from junior high school on a mechanical typewriter have stuck with me.

I wouldn't think an internet forum would be the place for a grammar lesson.  You and the queen must be friends.  Please take your Prozac and hit the hay.  It must getting late for folks like you and the queen who worry about such things.

If you have problems with the writing itself within the article, please take it up with the editors at Time.  Cluttering up the comments section with editing suggestions really isn't the best use of time for those of us who have to sift through the queen's dreck to get to a meaningful comment.

Thanks for making this pointless discussion even more pointless.