Police: Unpaid $7 Waffle House bill leads to ID theft ring
PEARL RIVER - Louisiana police say an unpaid $7 Waffle House bill has led them to make two arrests and break a Los Angeles-based identity theft ring.
Pearl River police say investigators were told two men drove off in a U-Haul van after stiffing the restaurant Saturday. Police say patrol officers spotted the van at a hotel and a passenger ran into some woods as they approached.
A police statement Thursday says officers arrested both the driver and passenger, and a search of the van turned up fake identification and credit cards, credit card skimming devices - and a Waffle House receipt for $7.41.
Police say investigators are working with the Secret Service and more arrests are possible.
Chief J.J. Jennings says there's an etiquette lesson: "Pay your bill and tip your waitress."
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Robotic physical therapy comes to OLOL
Fire station on Government Street undergoing remodel
Man arrested, another wanted in connection to deadly shooting on Jackson Avenue
Buddy Amoroso's widow plans to seek his seat on metro council
Two hotels held up in Baton Rouge Friday morning; police seeking 'brazen'...