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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