Thursday, January 12, 2012

Millionaire breaks waiter's finger because he presented him with the bill?

John Castle the finger breaker
A 76-year-old leveraged buy-out king allegedly responded to bad service in an exclusive restaurant by breaking the server's finger.

John Castle was so outraged that the waiter, Paul Kucik, 57,brought out the bill without him asking for it, that he allegedly grabbed his hand and twisted his finger until it broke.
The successful financier was with his wife Marianne at Club-Colette, a private dining club in Palm Beach, Florida when server Kucik gave him the bill - after he claims Mrs Castle had asked him too, reports the Huffington Post. 

The waiter told the police that Castle became so enraged that he yelled 'You schmuck, why did you bring the bill to the table?" before grabbing his hand, says the report. 
He allegedly began 'squeezing and twisting' his fingers 'and only stopped when Mr Kucik freed himself from the tight grip, according to a police report. Kucik said he later began to experience 'excruciating pain' in his fingers and later went to the doctor who x-rayed his hand. The results apparently showed that his left ring finger had been broken during the incident on Sunday night. Castle, is the chairman and CEO of Castle Harlan, a private equity firm, his riches have allowed him to purchase the the Kennedy family's Palm Beach compound in 1995.
Club Colette members are allowed to charge bills to their accounts without having it delivered to their tables, and a bill should not be brought to the table unless it is requested by the host.
However, Kucik claims that Mrs Castle had requested that he bring her their dinner bill and give it to her husband., reports the Post.
Palm Beach police have said they are investigating the incident but no charges have been made. Castle has declined to comment. Kucik told police that he immediately told his employer about the alleged assault, but no action was taken, says the report.

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