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(Miami Herald)   If you break into a car, steal a credit card and use it to pay a tab at the bar, try to make sure that card does not belong to the bartender   ( miamiherald.com) divider line
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2012-09-12 11:33:22 AM  
As the bartender, I'd play along for a bit and wait till the Visine in his drinks kicked in.
2012-09-12 11:33:58 AM  
Definitely a FAIL, with a little bad luck on the side.
2012-09-12 11:46:37 AM  
Real Men of Genius.
2012-09-12 11:49:47 AM  
No time for the article. Is someone named Brian involved?
2012-09-12 12:00:03 PM  
If it was anybody else's card, would the bar have been ok with that?
2012-09-12 12:02:14 PM  
"Well, in that case, let me write you a nice big tip then."
2012-09-12 12:29:44 PM  
Oh, I would have mixed him a drink alright...
2012-09-12 12:53:47 PM  
This is certainly entertaining and full of poetic justice. That being said, what kind of moran leaves his credit cards in his car?

Were they in his wallet? Were they or the wallet visible? I'm assuming so, otherwise this butt-twang wouldn't have broken into the car.

/wallet on you at all times, folks.
//don't leave shiat in the car--at least make it not visible
2012-09-12 01:01:54 PM  
In South Africa he would not even have needed bad luck to be in trouble.

Most banks over here send an SMS to your cell phone for every transaction, with date/time, amount and vendor identification. It happens in real time, often I receive the SMS even before the bartender or cashier hands my card back to me.
2012-09-12 01:16:04 PM  
The man wanted a beer at all costs so now he will be denied the torch of freedom. More than honor was at stake for the bartender when he saw his credit card In enemy hands
2012-09-12 02:54:36 PM  
Does he still have all his teeth?
Did the bartender drag him across the bar?

Inquiring minds need to know!

/guy sounds like a dufus.
2012-09-12 06:24:51 PM  

AllUpInYa: If it was anybody else's card, would the bar have been ok with that?

They wouldn't have checked. Most times your lucky if the bartender (actually most anyone who takes cards) even looks at the card before they swipe it. That "See ID" note some people write on the back is ignored nearly all the time.
2012-09-12 06:59:23 PM  
I wish USA had the same thing South Africa has. My credit card was charged 23 times in 5 days at a bar in Atlanta for the tune of $600+, and I didn't even lose my card!
2012-09-12 07:01:04 PM  

MagSeven: That "See ID" note some people write on the back is ignored nearly all the time.

It's also not a valid request. Merchants are under no obligation to follow random instructions written on the back of a card, made up by the card holder.
2012-09-12 09:06:40 PM  
At he won't be homeless for awhile.
2012-09-12 09:08:30 PM  
At least he wont be homeless for awhile.
2012-09-13 04:57:59 PM  
Refreshing to read a Florida story without the tag, but quite puzzling. I thought it was a Fark law.
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