A man, who has since been arrested on a probation violation, was being sought for allegedly skipped out on multiple bar and restaurant tabs in downtown Reno, Nev. One such establishment took matters into its own hands by posting his picture on its Facebook page and the post went viral.
A police report was filed by the Brewer’s Cabinet restaurant after Saul Zelaznog left without paying his tab. The establishment wanted to warn other local businesses about him and posted his photo and a message on its Facebook page.
Part of the post included the following:
“ATTN RENO: If you know, or see, this dude, please call RENO POLICE DEPT at 334-2121 immediately, and then remind him that his tab at The Brewer's Cabinet is still waiting to be paid.... and his tab at Campo.... and his tab at Imperial.... and his tab at Chapel... and his tab at many other fine establishments. And, while you're at it, you could tell him that visiting restaurants/bars with your friends, running up a huge bill, roughing up servers and then bailing is pretty uncool... pathetic, really. Get a life, man.”
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The post went viral and at least three other area restaurants confirmed that the same man owed them money.
The Reno Gazette-Journal contacted Zelaznog, who said he had forgotten a method of payment and called the situation a “useful disaster.”
“They’re acting like I ran out of there; I was going to be back to take care of my tab,” said Zelaznog, who also goes by Saul Gonzalez, according to public records.
Bartenders at other local establishments say once the bill comes Zelaznog claims he doesn't have his wallet and then eventually skips out on his bill.
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"People who are trying to stick it to the man or whatever their trying to do, their hurting everyone by leaving without paying." Nick Meyer, a manager at Campo, told KRNV.
Chris Kahl, a co-owner of Brewer's Cabinet says he just wanted to help out other local businesses before more tabs go unpaid.