Woman tells police 'Jesus' would pick up seafood buffet tab

Published: Jul. 14, 2015 at 6:23 PM EDT
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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A woman who was asked to leave a seafood buffet after spending four hours there and causing a disturbance told police that she planned to have "Jesus" pay her bill, according to a Myrtle Beach Police report.

Police responded to Bennett's Calabash Seafood Buffet Restaurant in Myrtle Beach at about 9:15 p.m. on Sunday, in reference to a patron unwilling to pay her bill, the report states.

The restaurant management told the officer that the offender, later identified as 51-year-old April Lee Yates, arrived four hours earlier to eat dinner. While there, she caused a disturbance with other patrons at the restaurant, and management asked her pay her bill and leave.

Yates refused to pay her bill, the report states. She told the officer she did not have any money on her. The officer asked her if she knew she had no money when she entered, and she said yes. The officer then asked what she had planned to do when the bill came, and she said someone would pay the bill for her.  When the officer asked who, she replied, "Jesus."

Yates was placed under arrest for defrauding a restaurant and taken to the Myrtle Beach Jail.

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