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    Restaurant Customer Arrested For Tipping Under 18%

    LAKE GEORGE, N.Y -- A New York City man accused of leaving an inadequate tip at a restaurant was arrested, fingerprinted and photographed for a mug shot.

    Humberto A. Taveras, 41, faces a misdemeanor charge of theft of services after he and his fellow diners argued with Soprano's Italian and American Grill managers over the legality of requiring an 18 percent tip for large parties.

    "They chased us down like a bunch of criminals," Taveras said. "It killed our weekend."

    Taveras and eight others had pizza at the restaurant in this resort village Sunday night. He told the Glens Falls Post-Star they weren't completely satisfied with the food and left a tip of under 10 percent. Taveras said they also were not told of a mandatory 18 percent gratuity for parties of six or more and did not see notice of it on their menus.

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    Every time I've been with a large group to a restaurant that tacks on a mandatory gratuity for large parties, it's always included on the ticket. If we get good service we always leave a little extra too.

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    Well, hey, what'd ya expect from a Sopranos Restaurant, lol!

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