Aspiring rapper jumps into the ocean to get out of paying restaurant bill
Living or working on Australia’s famous Gold Coast holds some great advantages, one of which surely has to be the abundance of fantastic seafood that can be sampled at their restaurants. This is what aspiring rapper Terry Peck, 33, who performs under the name 2pec, decided to do, but unlike, most law abiding citizens, he thought it would be a great idea to feast on two whole lobsters, half a dozen oysters and a baby octopus.
Not entirely satisfied with that, he indulged further with 21 oyster shooters, which are similar to a Bloody Mary, as well as four Corona beers. Now as you might expect the bill was no “small beer” either. It came to a handsome A$621, which converts to around £375 or US$465.
Faced with a bill like that, which would be unlikely unless it was a family occasion, most would have resorted to giving the credit card a bashing! However, if you happen to be a “would be rapper” you just jump into the Pacific Ocean and swim for it, but what our friend 2pec had not taken account of, was the Aussie police on jet skis!
When Peck did a runner, or swimmer should that be, life guards took two police officers out on jet skis to pursue Peck and, when he refused to return to land, they arrested him the water. He duly appeared in court and as expected out came the tirade of excuses amongst which included: “There was an oyster shell in the oyster and he (a staff member) said he was going to take care of the bill.” “They should be apologising to me for the shell in the overpriced food.” “He said he was going to get the bill… I told them to tell the chef it was overcooked.” “My friend was over the beach and she was having a baby on the beach.” (That’s a good one!) “I couldn’t find her and I was going to pay the bill if I found my wallet but I lost everything.” “Eventually police came and I went for a swim.”
Well even the presiding judge was taken aback and heard to comment: “My God! By himself?” He adjourned the hearing and the seafood loving defendant is to appear again on4th May.