Australian Man Jumps Into the Ocean to Avoid Paying for $621 Dinner
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Australian Man Jumps Into the Ocean to Avoid Paying for $621 Dinner

Man Swims Away From Dinner Check
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Spoiler: He was arrested.

If you thought dining and dashing was easy, you've never met 33-year-old Terry Peck. The aspiring rapper recently ate a truly next-level amount of seafood and then ran into the ocean and swam off to avoid paying his bill.

What kind of bill would elicit such a response, you might ask? Try $621.

Peck was dining at Main Beach's Omeros Bros Restaurant on the Gold Coast in Australia, and decided that it would be a good day to order two lobsters, a baby octopus, 21 vodka oyster shots (wow), and several beers. That alone is a feat. The second impressive part of this story was that he was actually able to run to the beach and hop in the water after consuming all of that surely delicious seafood.

Peck's excuse was that he was rushing to help a friend who was giving birth on the beach.

The Southport Magistrates Court charged Peck with stealing and two counts of serious assault on a police officer — they did have to jump on jet skis to arrest him, after all. Peck is also never allowed to return to Omeros Bros Restaurant.

Peck, who was already on probation when this seafood escapade occurred, spoke with told ABC in Australia about the incident. Apparently the lobsters were “overcooked.”

Omeros response? “We cook our lobsters perfectly here — we pride ourselves on cooking our lobsters perfectly,” said restaurant assistant manager Mark Hunnybun.

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