Little Girls Steals Tip and Gets Publicly Shamed For It

A restaurant in Mansfield, Texas is publicly shaming a little girl who stole a tip from a table and it was all caught on surveillance video. (Video below)

I am living for it.

The owner of Our Place Restaurant, Benji Arslanovski, has no regrets saying, “That’s the only tool we have to catch those people. So we’re going to use it. It’s not okay, but we’ll give you the benefit of the doubt to make it right. Our rule is if you come pay for it today or the next day, we’ll take the video off.” This is not the first time he has done this.

The video clearly shows the child thief in action, picking up the $5 bill off the table and then hiding it under her menu when the waitress approaches. You know that little girl knew what she was doing was wrong because why else would she hide it? It also appears as if she shows her mom the money. Well, when Benji saw that video footage, he posted it on the restaurant’s Facebook page (click here if you want to give them some support for sticking up for their servers)  and what do you know? The next day the mom came back with the five bucks claiming she didn’t know it had happened and she thought her daughter got the money from her piggy bank. Uh huh. Yeah. Right, Mom.

Whether the mom knew about her juvenile delinquent daughter or not, it’s clear that the little girl is a lying, thieving, no-good, con artist with no soul and no future other than that of stealing hubcaps and selling loose cigarettes in front of the 7-11. She’s nothing but an alley cat, dirty rat, double crosser. Then again, she’s only four years old, so maybe there’s hope.

I just want to take a hot minute to thank Benji for looking out for his staff. He knows that servers in Texas only make $2.13 an hour and that tips are the livelihood of anyone who wears an apron for a living. If a person chooses to not tip, well, that’s their prerogative, However, if someone steals a tip that was left by someone else, that’s straight up bullshit and that person deserves to be shamed, even if it’s a little girl. As for the Mom, I hope she finds a way to turn her daughter around and get her on the straight and narrow path of honesty.

Keep up the great work, Benji.

I wait tables and bitch about it on my blog, The Bitchy Waiter.

8 thoughts on “Little Girls Steals Tip and Gets Publicly Shamed For It

  1. Who bussed the table? Maybe they should teach their servers how to properly clean a table and/or to not seat customers at dirty tables…
    ya ya harsh, I know.. I’m a server and I don’t think taking another’s tips is right but I also don’t think blaming it completely on the little girl is either. Not enough people take responsibility for their actions now a days

    1. How do you know it was a dirty table? If a busser cleaned it, they would leave the tip where it is for the server to pick up. And maybe the table was re-sat before she had a chance to come back for her tip. It happens all the time. Of course, you would hope the hostess would pick it up for her.

  2. I call bullshit that her mom didn’t know that her daughter took the money from table and that she thought her daughter got it from her piggy bank. She knew she was caught red-handed and had to do the right thing since it was on FB LOL

  3. What a disgusting little punkassed bitch. Trashy kid probably comes from a trashy family who approves of that bullshit. Wonder just how much *they* tipped their server? Hmmm…

    1. I would never condone this. However, this girl is 4 years old. Let’s be careful about calling her names. This is her mother’s fault. The child is not really old enough to know right from wrong independently aside from what she is taught at home.

  4. What a little shit! I wonder if her Moomie egged her on, as well.
    Benji should ban them from his restaurant AND list them on a “Wall of Shame.”
    but kudos for Benji! Great idea of video shaming.
    This blog made my morning. Thanks ever so, Bitchy!

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