Raheem Brock was arrested last week for allegedly skipping out on a restaurant check, and at first he refused to talk about what happened.
But now Brock is talking — and he says he’s shocked that the restaurant called the police and shocked that the police arrested him. According to Brock, he was more than happy to pay his bill, but the restaurant kicked him out before he could.
Brock told TMZ that he, his cousin and a female friend went to the restaurant and placed an order, but when the friend said she would rather run across the street to get a cheesesteak at another place, they briefly left while Brock’s cousin waited at the restaurant. When they came back and were told they couldn’t bring the cheesesteak in, they decided to cancel their food order and leave.
According to Brock, he didn’t know the restaurant objected to him leaving until the police stopped him, and as soon as the police did stop him he offered to pay the bill, even though he hadn’t eaten any food. That differs from previous reports that Brock refused to pay his bar bill. Brock says he talked to the manager of the restaurant and found him to be unreasonable.
“While I was in ‘cuffs, I explained to the manager that I own restaurants . . . and if there’s a policy about paying for food that hasn’t come out . . . then it should have been explained to us before we left.”
We’re only getting Brock’s side of the story here, but his side of the story sounds pretty reasonable. The restaurant has declined to give its side of the story, in which Brock may not sound so reasonable.