Lisa Marie Antonucci, 41, and Leonard Patrick Backer, 43, only had $8 between them and did not have any other way to pay their $34.08 bill at Denny’s.
When the waitress handed them the bill after their meal, Antonucci became belligerent and threatened the restaurant staff and other diners. She then had a change of mood and asked everyone to reach into their pockets and help them out by chipping in to pay for their bill.
Police were called and found the couple in the parking lot as they were leaving. They found two sets of Denny’s utensils in Baker’s shirt pocket.
Both were charged with theft at the Palm Beach County Jail. Antonucci was also charged with disorderly conduct.