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Going To Jail Over How Much?

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Would you rather pay your $7.45 Waffle House tab, or spend the weekend in jail? A 66-year-old Florida woman chose the latter, perhaps because she didn’t have $7.45. Perhaps because she’s ornery. Or maybe she’s mentally ill? Maybe she was lit (she placed her order around 3:45 a.m.). Or maybe some combination of the above … Regardless, per the TCPalm:

O’Neill finished … and then left, telling the Waffle House employee she was going across the street to see a friend but would return shortly.

The Waffle House worker notified authorities after O’Neill, of the 100 block of Maple Street, refused to settle the bill.

When police arrived, an officer told O’Neill to pay up or go to jail.

She then told the officer that she was going across the street to see a friend but would return shortly. Really? No! Here’s what really happened: blockquote> “O’Neill said she was not going to pay for her food,” the report states. “I asked O’Neill again to pay for her food and she plain refused to.”

O’Neill, who faces a defrauding an innkeeper charge, was released Monday from the St. Lucie County Jail on her own recognizance, a jail official said.

I’m thinking “time served.”

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