Community rallies behind restaurant after two women caught on camera skipping out on bill

"When I did a little post I didn't think everyone would see it. Just my customers. We do work hard, we do the best we can to service all the tables as quickly as possible, safely," owner Michael Gerard told ABC6 on Tuesday.

WARWICK, R.I. (WLNE)- The City of Warwick rallied behind a restaurant owner who lost out on over one hundred dollars after two customers skipped out on their bill.

The owner of ‘The Tree House Tavern” posted surveillance photos on his Facebook page last Thursday of two women leaving the establishment without paying their bill.

The accused faces’ have been blurred, since they have not been charged.

Since then, more than 1,500 people have commented on the Facebook post. Owner Michael Gerard said he was shocked that anyone would do this.

Gerard said he hopes this will make customers more aware of what businesses are currently going through.

“When I did a little post I didn’t think everyone would see it. Just my customers. We do work hard, we do the best we can to service all the tables as quickly as possible, safely,” owner Michael Gerard told ABC6 on Tuesday.

Several people on Facebook offered to cover the bill, and Gerard said he does not plan on pressing charges.

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