In very strange news, a Waffle House customer was arrested and charged with felony damage when he got into a fight after being upset that his sausage biscuit was going to cost him .50 more.
The Smoking Gun reports:
Police say that Mitchell Feinberg, 39, became upset when, upon being presented his check, he discovered that the price of biscuits had been raised to $1.50.
After throwing his bill to the floor of the eatery in Brookhaven, an Atlanta suburb, Feinberg stormed out of the Waffle House. Cops allege that Feinberg punched the door as he exited, shattering the glass.
Feinberg was subsequently tackled by officers outside Waffle House. He claimed to have “barely kicked the door” as he exited, adding that he “did not want to open the greasy door with his hand,” according to a police report.
A Waffle House employee told police that Feinberg claimed that “someone had only charged him $1 on previous dates when he ordered” a sausage biscuit. A waiter who served Feinberg said that he became “belligerent and loud when he received the bill.” The worker added that Feinberg said, “damn, damn, damn” while complaining about the price of his meal.
Feinberg was charged with felony damage to business property, along with criminal trespass and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors. The Atlanta resident is being held in the DeKalb County jail in lieu of $2500 bond.
Prior to getting locked up, Feinberg was treated at a local hospital for scratches on his leg and injuries to his thumb. It is unclear whether he was hurt by the cascading glass or the police takedown.
In a Facebook post, the Brookhaven Police Department offered biscuit aficionados some advice: “When the Waffle House employee tells you the sausage biscuit is no longer $1 and the new price is $1.50 please refrain from punching the glass door open while storming out. Glass tends to shatter when met with such force and you will be swiftly taken into custody.”
(Photo Source: The Smoking Gun via Brookhaven Police)