Patrick Maguire interviews Anthony Caturano, chef-owner of Prezza on Fleet Street, about an incident Friday night involving an out-of-control patron who refused to leave until the police were summoned. Fortunately for Caturano, two plainclothes cops doing random restaurant inspections that night were right there and saw the whole thing:
When the cops approached the guy, he started giving them a hard time and stated that he was just trying to enjoy his dinner. The officer told him he heard the whole exchange and that it was time to go. His girlfriend was embarrassed because she knew he was acting like an idiot. After being threatened with arrest, the guy finally paid his bill and left. His girlfriend was very apologetic. The other customers were relieved to see him go. I'm all for a good time, but it's just amazing how some people act in restaurants today like they're in their own living room.