RACINE – A 56-year-old Racine man is facing property damage and disorderly conduct charges after he allegedly caused a disturbance at a sandwich shop that led to the damage of 40 slices of pepperoni.
The incident reportedly occurred sometime before 2:45 p.m. Tuesday in Downtown Racine.
Police were called to the Subway restaurant, 520 Main St., on a report that an unwanted person, later identified as Huey W. Jones of the 100 block of Seventh Street, was drinking beer in the restaurant and refused to leave.
When the manager of the restaurant informed Jones he had to leave, Jones picked up a receipt off the ground and complained he did not receive half of the sandwich he ordered and wouldn't leave until he received it, according to a criminal complaint.
When the manager told Jones he had not made any purchases, Jones reportedly said he would reach across the counter and “slap the (expletive) out of him.” At some point during the dispute, Jones reached his hands over the glass, dropping a receipt into the pepperoni container, the complaint states.
Police later spoke with Jones at a park bench on Monument Square. While allegedly admitting to threatening the Subway manager, an employee of the nearby Dewey’s restaurant came outside and told officers Jones ran up a tab of $43.78 and left without paying.
Jones was arrested and charged with three misdemeanors: fraud on an innkeeper, disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property.