Man Attempts To Pay $32 Bar Tap With Gum Wrappers

By: AP
By: AP

(AP) A man who attempted to pay for his bar tab with gum wrappers was arrested after a scuffle with police. Police said a 28-year-old man was arrested Tuesday night on a complaint of disorderly conduct and assault on a police officer.

A bartender told police the man was playing pool with an open bottle of beer, spilling beer on the table. She told police he first tried to pay his $32 tab with a credit card, which was declined.

When police arrived and ordered the man to pay his tab, they reported he began counting out gum wrappers as if they were cash.

The man was arrested after police say he shoved an officer.

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