After spending more than six hours in a Frankie & Benny’s restaurant chain in Cambridge last December, Paul Rockett, who is homeless, reportedly refused to pay up.
That’s despite the man allegedly racking up a hefty bill of £52.91 ($A98).
When he couldn’t be convinced to hand over the money, authorities were called.
Mr Rockett was sentenced to 34 weeks in jail and has also been banned from entering any local restaurant without the means to pay for two years, The Sun reports.
The incident occurred more than four months ago and lasted for more than six hours from 4.40pm until around 11pm.
During that time, Mr Rocket ordered up big, downing crab bites, penne with meatballs, a peach sundae and multiple drinks, including two double whiskeys and two bottles of cider.
When he was brought the bill, however, he reportedly refused to pay because he claimed it had the wrong date printed on it.
A picture of the bill appears to show the correct date.
The restaurant eventually had to call on-site security personnel to handle the situation. According to police, Mr Rockett later told them he entered the restaurant “to survive”, The Sun reports.
He was found guilty of making off without payment, and according to The Sun, police constable Brad Munday said justice had been served.
“Rockett never had any intention, or means, to pay for his food and knew the consequences of dining in Frankie & Benny’s,” he said.
“It’s regrettable he’s found himself in this position, but simply put, he broke the law.”
Frankie & Benny’s is a chain of Italian-American restaurants in the United Kingdom.
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